It is no secret that Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney would like to see marijuana made legal all across the state of Pennsylvania. Last month, when questioned about a major pot bust that took place in the city, which lead to the arrest of 22 people and the seizure of more than 100 pounds of pot products, Kenney called the raid “overkill,” saying that types of incidents would no longer be an issue if the state would simply legalize marijuana.
Earlier this week, Kenney emerged once again to shed some light on exactly how Pennsylvania should approach legalization. He told WHYY’s “Radio Times” on Wednesday that the state could sink its teeth into a substantial new revenue stream if it could get past itself long enough to see that it already has the infrastructure in place to sell marijuana in the same fashion as alcohol.
“To me, we have the perfect system to set up the legal recreational use of cannabis through a controlled state store system allowing the state to capture all the income that is going to the underground,” Kenney said.