Senator Said He Learned From Marijuana Research Trip

PENNSYLVANIA:  On a state-funded trip to Denver last week, Pennsylvania State Sen. Daylin Leach aimed to study every aspect of Colorado’s legal marijuana industry. Even the customer side.

After touring growers and processors, visiting dispensaries, and talking with the National Conference of State Legislatures, Leach said, he returned to his hotel room and took two marijuana hits off a vaporizer pen.

The Montgomery County Democrat has cosponsored a bill to legalize medical marijuana, and said he was optimistic that it will pass in September. Getting firsthand experience with modern strains of the drug, Leach said, was a natural part of his mission.

“We hear a lot that, ‘Oh, no, you can’t legalize it because the potency is so much stronger now,’ ” he said Friday. “We thought, we probably should try this while we’re here.”



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