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February 11, 2013

Pa. lawmaker to reintroduce marijuana legislation

GLEN CAMPBELL — A state lawmaker plans to reintroduce a bill that would legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Daylin Leach is scheduled to hold a news conference Monday afternoon in Harrisburg to discuss his legislation.

Supporters say the state could generate much-needed revenue by legalizing and taxing the drug in a manner similar to alcohol.

Leach has said marijuana should also be a legal medical treatment for patients suffering terminal illnesses.

Representatives of the medical and law enforcement communities are expected to speak on behalf of the legislation.

Leach is a Democrat from the Philadelphia suburbs who sponsored one of two medical-marijuana bills that died in committee at the end of last year.

 

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