"Pennsylvania would save more than $325 million per year by legalizing marijuana," Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) said in a statement published on his official website. "The most conservative estimates say the revenue generated by taxing the sales of marijuana would amount to at least $24 million per year. Legalizing marijuana and taxing its sale could provide a multi-million dollar reoccurring revenue source that our state could tap into for years to come.”
Leach's legalization bill has not yet been introduced, but he said it would not do away with laws "against driving under the influence of marijuana, selling marijuana to minors and disorderly conduct while publicly intoxicated."
Leach was first elected to the state senate in 2008. He serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, as wells as the Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure, Education, Environmental Resources & Energy and Policy committees.
Prior to his election to the senate, he was a member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. He formerly served on the Allentown Zoning Board.
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