“This is a win-win-win, there’s no downside to this,” Leach said of legalization. “Certainly it would be good to have the money depending on the budgetary situation, the direct tax revenue, less people in the prison or criminal justice system and people will know what they’re buying.”

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HARRISBURG – October 19, 2017 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today commented on Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement that he is moving ahead with the consolidation of the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (PBPP). Since 2009 Leach has served as the Democratic Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, […]

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Sen. Daylin Leach, a Democrat from Montgomery County, first introduced a marijuana-legalization bill in 2013, and has a new version of that bill in the Senate Law and Justice Committee now. His spokesman, Steve Hoenstine, said this bill calls for marijuana to be sold at state stores, where there is already a sales and monitoring system in place.

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“It’s a continuation of Jim Crow policies,” Steve Hoenstine, spokesman for State. Sen. Daylin Leach, said. “We don’t think about it that way, but that’s exactly what it does and it has to stop for that reason.”

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“In January, I had a lot of people coming up to me and asking, in the wake of the Trump election and this threat to things so many people consider important, What can we do? And I was having these conversations in a wide variety of places, everywhere I went — in restaurants, on the street, in public urinals, which was wonderful,” Leach laughed. “So rather than continue to have these conversations one on one, I said I’m going to do my research, get some good people involved and try to get a big group together to talk about this.”

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State Sen. Daylin Leach — a Montgomery County Democrat who has pushed for changing Pennsylvania’s redistricting process and who also supports the Wisconsin challenge — was outside the court at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday to snag a seat for the argument.

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Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, was in the courtroom for the argument after standing in line for more than six hours for a seat. He said later that he was optimistic about a ruling that will curb gerrymandering, but he acknowledged the challenge before the court.

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Criminal records for any offense that has been pardoned by the governor would be automatically expunged under a bill with bipartisan sponsorship in the state General Assembly. State Sens. Steward J. Greenleaf and Daylin Leach are sponsoring the bill.

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Releaf says it was denied a permit to construct a medical marijuana plant and two dispensaries, stating the process had problems and was void of transparency. Democratic State Senator Daylin Leach, who serves parts of Montgomery County, an advocate of medical marijuana, says the suit goes over and above what’s needed.

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