Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, John Fetterman, will be speaking virtually as a guest speaker at a Delaware County public forum Oct. 14 discussing the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana, writes Katheleen E. Cary for wfmz.com.
The forum gives the public a chance to weigh in on a proposal by Delaware County Council allowing police to choose a civil fine of $50 over criminal charges for the purchase, possession or smoking of 30 grams or less of marijuana.
Fetterman is an advocate of legalizing marijuana.
The socially-distanced hearing takes place 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14 in the Government Center, 201 W. Front Street in Media.
Public comments will be heard then before county council considers the measure at its regular meeting Oct. 21.
The Oct. 14 hearing will be livestreamed on the county council website, delcopa.gov, and on its Facebook page.
Upper Darby and Folcroft have approved similar ordinances. The county proposal has the support of Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer.
“During the meeting, expert testimony will be given by a panel with a diverse range of expertise, including members of law enforcement, the legal community and experts in public health,” said Delaware County Councilman Kevin Madden.
Read more about the forum here.
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