Police find 57 marijuana plants in Jeannette home | TribLIVE

Jeannette police seized 57 marijuana plants from a house earlier this month and arrested the occupant.

Aaron Thomas Hopkins, 37, is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on drug-related offenses.

Police reported in court papers that they searched the Bennett Avenue home on Friday and found Hopkins inside along with two marijuana grow rooms.

Inside the one room were 21 marijuana plans and three grow lights. Thirty-six plants were found in the second room along with three lights and a calendar which detailed maintenance and care of the plants, according to an affidavit.

Source: Police find 57 marijuana plants in Jeannette home | TribLIVE

Pittsburgh mayor supports legalization of recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania | WPXI

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is supporting the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Source: Pittsburgh mayor supports legalization of recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania | WPXI0

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I fully support Auditor General DePasquale’s Plan to legalize/regulate/tax marijuana in Pennsylvania. More importantly, so do a majority of Pennsylvanians. https://twitter.com/paauditorgen/status/995029526353776640 

Depasquale said taxing and regulating recreational marijuana would combat opioid addiction, claiming that opioid deaths have dropped 23 percent in states that allow it.