Fetterman goes back to pushing weed for PA

April 22 – After his strong backing of Israel in the strife in the Middle East, Democratic Senator John Fetterman from Pennsylvania, has a lot of people scratching their heads. 

Don’t worry, though, he’s going back to the marijuana bandwagon. 

Fetterman is pushing to legalize cannabis in Pennsylvania apparently to make it safe, pure, taxed and available. His arguments include that other states are doing it. 

He did an interview with Fox News yesterday. 

Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “He said in that interview, he’s also talked to President Biden about this. I’ve been intrigued. They seem to be interviewing Fetterman more frequently, and I think they probably like his independent positions on things like Israel and this squatter rights he’s becoming an interesting voice about as well.” 

In the interview, Fetterman talks about how he can walk down the streets in DC, buy marijuana, smoke it, no one’s going to arrest him, but when he comes home to Pennsylvania, it would be a crime. 

Barkdoll said, “That has been his position always, even when he was lieutenant governor, of course, and when he was running for US Senate.”

Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM pointed out, “Fetterman can walk around the streets like Pete Buttigieg can with a security detail and you’ll be happy to know that you wouldn’t have that kind of a hassle in some of the side streets and sidewalks in south central Pennsylvania. Maybe that should tell you something about what is unleashed in DC and the lawlessness that’s there and we’ll connect the drug culture to what’s happening in DC. Maybe you compare the two, DC to Pennsylvania.” 

Barkdoll said, “It’s still not clear what Pennsylvania is going to do with this, by the way. Yes, it’s part of Shapiro’s budget proposal. We’re down to about the last eight weeks of these budget negotiations, things will certainly heat up over the next few weeks. Does this become part of the budget package? Recreational marijuana? Very much a question mark at this point.” 

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM noted, “They’re just ignoring all the latest research that is really pointing out what many of us feared because we know this is a much more powerful substance than the marijuana of old and we know it hasn’t had good studies to be done because of its status as an illegal drug. We should be doing that first before we’re legalizing it and for some stupid reason we keep putting the cart ahead of the horse in so many of these issues, but just the heart attacks and strokes. The fact that daily users and there’s quite a few of them, it’s double from what it was a decade ago, they have a 42% increased risk of a heart attack. The stroke increases risk, even weekly use increases your risk and then the memory loss, the development problems with people under 25. Nobody under 25 should be using this marijuana, but we know when you legalize it, it normalizes it and gets younger users to use, but nope. We’re just going to ignore all that and move forward as if not none of that exists.”

Ryan added, “Really, all you have to do is fart and you get a doctor to write you a prescription for medical marijuana.”

Jansen said, “It’s only five doctors in the state, but they churn them out like candy.” 

Ryan insisted, “If you want it, you can get it. Oh, I’ve got a hangnail. I better get some medical marijuana.”

Barkdoll agreed, “It’s very easy to get a medical marijuana card. Look at our friends in Hagerstown. That recreational marijuana dispensary in Hagerstown, take a look every time you drive by there. They must be the busiest store in the tri state area. Cars  are wrapped around that place every time I’m there, multiple lanes. It seems like these things for right or wrong are very, very popular when they open. Now is that an initial curiosity thing, or is that how it’s going to be all the time? No doubt though. I’ll bet Pennsylvania’s privy to some of those statistics and when you see Fetterman talking about well, all of our neighbors are doing it, we need to peel some of that business into the state. Those are some of the arguments you’ll hear from the proponents of this in Harrisburg when they’re debating it.” 

Ryan laughed, “I just hear my mom going well if your friend jumped off a bridge are you going to jump off, too?”