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Pot with your chardonnay? Philly mayor suggests marijuana at liquor stores

A number of Pennsylvania officials support decriminalizing or even legalizing recreational marijuana but Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has a bold idea: selling it at state-run liquor stores.

“The hardest place to get served underage in Philadelphia when I was growing up was a Pennsylvania state liquor store,” Kenney told WHYY, in a recent interview.

Kenney, a Democrat, has long been a supporter of legalizing marijuana. This proposal, he said, would benefit the city and the state.

Incidentally, it would also bolster the state’s roughly 600 liquor stores and the system’s 5,000 employees. Republican lawmakers have lsought to privatize the system, including a raft of bills that passed the state House last month.

Read More at PennLive.com



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