Kelsey Leone can answer, without missing a beat, why she thinks Pennsylvania should legalize recreational cannabis. “There’s so much potential,” she said.
After hearing news of Gov. Josh Shapiro’s $48.3 billion budget address on Tuesday, in which he pushed for legalizing recreational cannabis, Leone said that staff members at the Beyond Hello medical cannabis dispensary in the city have been abuzz.
Shapiro proposed legalization as a new tax revenue stream, similar to neighboring states like Ohio, New Jersey and New York. It’s a concept many in the industry have been pushing for, Leone said.
As the general manager of Beyond Hello, Leone said that she thinks the success the store sees can easily translate into the state’s economy.
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