Governor Wolf Endorses Decrim

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Blog

“Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf officially announced his support for decriminalizing marijuana during an interview Tuesday.

Speaking with Pittsburgh television station WPXI, Wolf said that he thought decriminalization had several benefits, noting the criminal justice dilemma that the legal status of the drug creates:

“I believe, for a number of reasons, that we ought to decriminalize marijuana use. I think our prisons are over-crowded as a result of people going to jail for reasons that, you know, we break up families for reasons that we shouldn’t.

We destroy lives and we make it hard to find employment. So often right now possession of a small amount is a felony and an employer looks at that and dismisses (the person) automatically.”

Watch the interview