PHILADELPHIA Gov. Corbett said Thursday he is not tempted to change his opposition to legalizing marijuana by reports that Colorado expects a $70 million tax windfall this year from sales of the drug.
"Contrary to what some members of the [state] Senate view as 'recreational' marijuana, I don't believe it is recreational," Corbett said at the annual "Ask the Governor" forum sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
"Marijuana is a huge gateway drug to the drug problems we have in this country," said Corbett, a career prosecutor before he became governor. "It leads to the abuse of many other drugs, including cocaine and heroin."