Lt. Gov. Urges Residents With Non-Violent Pot Convictions To Seek Pardons

During Wednesday’s news conference concerning the Wolf Administration’s push for legalization, the Lt. Governor encouraged PA residents with small, non-violent marijuana-related convictions to apply for pardons. Lt. Governor John Fetterman, who leads the state Board of Pardons, says the board is expediting the application process for pardons for those convicted of nonviolent marijuana-related offenses. Fetterman says those with such convictions should not have to continue to suffer from employment and housing issues because they were convicted of doing something most Pennsylvanians don’t even think should be illegal. Fetterman has joined Governor Tom Wolf in calling for the legalization of recreational marijuana in PA.