PENNSYLVANIA: Legalizing marijuana is the right thing to do for Pennsylvania for reasons of justice and state finances, according to one Democratic candidate for governor.
And, according to John Hanger, it is also a key to the Democratic Party’s political aspirations in the Commonwealth this November.
“This issue is moving and Democrats better get on board or we’ll lose this election to Tom Corbett because people will not come out and vote,” Hanger said Wednesday night at Lehigh University in Bethlehem. “We must expand the voting population.”
Hanger, who was secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection during Gov. Ed Rendell’s second term, was one of six Democratic candidates for governor who came to Iacocca Hall to participate in a forum sponsored by the Lehigh University Democratic Club and numerous other local Democratic groups.
No other candidate raised the issue of legalizing cannabis during the portion of the forum that was for the benefit of all in the room.