HARRISBURG – A third and final hearing on marijuana legalization by the PA Senate Law and Justice Committee concluded a one-sided agenda that denied important health and safety professionals from testifying while the red carpet was rolled out to the marijuana industry. Dan Bartkowiak, Communications Director with the PA Family Institute, said Pennsylvanians deserve much better than what these hearings have presented. Dozens from the marijuana industry and lobby have now testified while not one individual or advocacy group has been allowed to testify on the harms of marijuana legalization. Many law enforcement organizations and health groups are opposed to recreational marijuana legalization. The hearings by Committee Chairman, Sen. Mike Regan of Cumberland and York Counties are leading into his intention to introduce legislation to legalize recreational pot. Regan announced his legislation is to be formally introduced between the end of May and beginning of June.

SEN. MIKE REGAN

DAN BARTKOWIAK