Pennsylvania Auditor Wants to Close Budget Gap by Legalizing Marijuana

Pennsylvania’s auditor has an idea to combat the state’s budget deficit — legalize recreational marijuana.

Eugene DePasquale, the state’s auditor, said Monday at a news conference that legalizing marijuana could amass at least $200 a year for Pennsylvania, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. His projections are based on Colorado, where legalizing weed brought in nearly $70 million in May 2016.

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