Oct. 02, 2019

HARRISBURG –Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today issued the following statement on the governor’s call to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Pennsylvania.

“Please know that as Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I am decidedly opposed to the legalization of recreational marijuana. Please see the articles at the links below. These articles raise significant concerns with marijuana legalization. We recommend Pennsylvanians read these well-researched and thoughtful pieces.”

The Wall Street Journal, “Marijuana Is More Dangerous Than You Think,” January 4, 2019
The Atlantic, “Ending Weed Prohibition Hasn’t Stopped Drug Crimes,” January/February 2019
The New York Times, “It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks,” May 7, 2018
The Weekly Standard, “Reefer Madness,” June 8, 2018
The New York Times, “What Advocates of Legalizing Pot Don’t Want You To Know,” January 4, 2019
The Washington Post, “Potent pot, vulnerable teens trigger concerns in first states to legalize marijuana,” June 16, 2019

Representative Mike Turzai
Speaker of the House
28th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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