Lt. Gov. wants “full-on Colorado” with marijuana, yet claims impartiality in his “Listening” tour

(HARRISBURG, PA – April 29, 2019) – Pennsylvania Family Council, a non-profit statewide organization based in Harrisburg, just released a one-minute video highlighting statements made by Lt. Governor John Fetterman in favor of the full legalization and commercialization of marijuana in Pennsylvania.

“Lt. Governor Fetterman claims to have no ‘pre-arrived-at conclusions’ with his Marijuana ‘Listening’ Tour, but that’s a complete sham,” says Michael Geer, President of the Pennsylvania Family Council. “You cannot claim impartiality when you’ve already put your stakes into one side of the issue. Lt. Governor Fetterman wants to lead the charge for full-blown commercialization of marijuana in Pennsylvania, and he’s using his tour, funded by taxpayer dollars, to help him do so,” added Geer.

Lt. Governor Fetterman claims, “we have to cling to this weird old tradition that’s somehow better off” by not fully legalizing marijuana. He has stated that the commercial sale of marijuana “should be legal and should be accessible” and is “the right thing for Pennsylvania.”

“This tour is not only about promoting marijuana commercialization. It’s also a convenient, taxpayer-funded way for Fetterman to raise his profile for higher office,” Geer commented. 

When Fetterman announced his candidacy for Lt. Governor, he made it known that he is eyeing a possible future U.S. Senate run. “It’s hard to ignore Pat Toomey and what he’s talking about ahead of 2022,” commented Fetterman.

What’s truly hard to ignore is the political and pro-pot agenda behind Lt. Governor Fetterman’s Marijuana Tour.

Video Transcript:

Lt. Governor John Fetterman: “I want to emphasize this is a listening tour. We don’t have a pre-arrived-at conclusion.” (Source: Press conference, 1/24/19)


Lt. Governor John Fetterman: “My expression is let’s go full Colorado in Pennsylvania.”

“We’re arguing about @#$&ing marijuana. Ya know, it doesn’t make any sense.”

“It should be legal and it should be accessible.” (Source: Drinking Partners #153, The Epicast Network, 1/22/18)

Lt. Governor John Fetterman: “This false choice that it’s like we have to cling to this weird old tradition that’s somehow better off. It just doesn’t make any sense and it never has.” (Source: Uphill Media – #WeThePeople meet John Fetterman, 2/12/18)

Lt. Governor John Fetterman: Let’s make marijuana legal. Let’s take it out of the shadows. (Source: John Fetterman for Senate, 4/20/16)

CBS Pittsburgh: “New medical marijuana dispensary opened in New Kensington today. The person cutting the ribbon was the state’s #1 advocate for legalizing all marijuana.” (Source: CBS Pittsburgh, 2/25/19)

Lt. Governor John Fetterman: “…fully legalizing marijuana is the right thing for Pennsylvania. We should go full-on Colorado.” (Source: NORML PAC Endorses John Fetterman for Lieutenant Governor, 4/26/18)

Lt. Governor Fetterman’s Marijuana “Listening” Tour will cost taxpayers $25,000.


Pennsylvania Family Council is the Commonwealth’s largest pro-life, pro-family statewide organization. For more information on marijuana, visit