Gov. Wolf sees benefits of recreational marijuana

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during his press conference at PA CareerLink in York Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during his press conference at PA CareerLink in York Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Photo credit © Cameron Clark via Imagn Content Services, LLC

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says legalizing recreational marijuana would be profitable.

"It would help our farming community, we'd give them another cash crop, and it would create hundreds of millions of dollars," said Wolf, during the KDKA Radio Morning Show Tuesday.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy just signed a bill legalizing recreational marijuana. 30% of Pennsylvania lives an hour away from the neighboring state.

"There will be a lot of Pennsylvanians going into New Jersey to buy recreational marijuana legally. When they do that, they are going to be paying the tax, again, to New Jersey," Wolf said.

He already suspects marijuana use in the state.

"This would not turn on a switch and all of the sudden people are going to be starting to use recreational marijuana, they've been using it for decades." said Wolf. "It would just be that Pennsylvania starts actually getting some benefit from it."

You can listen to his response below.