The two parried about whether marijuana was addictive. Farley advised caution, saying there were “considerable health risks with using this substance.” Leach, who has made medical cannabis his signature issue, disagreed, reminding the doctor that unlike opioids or alcohol, there is no lethal dose of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.

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Leach, who co-wrote the legislation signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf earlier this year, said Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana bill is one of the best of its kind “in the country.”

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On Friday, its Committee on Public Health and Human Services will hold a hearing with the legislative sponsors of the medical marijuana act and experts on the cannabis industry to discuss its implications for the city. They will include state Sen. Daylin Leach of Montgomery County, state Sen. Mike Folmer of Lebanon County and the new head of the state Office of Medical Marijuana, John J. Collins.

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Sen. Daylin Leach, a Montgomery County Democrat, called that proposition “very unreasonable and even cruel,” before asking the religious advocates if they would support the bill if it only applied to secular institutions and completely exempted religious ones.

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State Sen. Daylin Leach (D., Montgomery), a key sponsor of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law and a proponent of legalization for recreational use, intends to lobby for one of the federal farms to be located in the state.

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Thirty people gathered to wish her happy birthday. State Rep. James Santora, R-163 of Upper Darby, delivered citations from both he and state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-17 of Upper Merion, to recognize all her contributions during her lifetime within her community.

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HARRISBURG, Pa – August 10, 2016 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today applauded the United States Department of Labor and the Wolf Administration for initiating a study on the benefits of paid family leave. Leach is the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 541, which would require large employers to offer up to 12 weeks […]

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The U.S. lags other countries in medical marijuana research, said Steve Hoenstine, spokesman for state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, who championed medical marijuana legalization. That, he said, is something Pennsylvania intends to change. “We need to do research on medical marijuana that isn’t hamstrung at the federal level,” Hoenstine said. “Until the feds are on board with that, it is tough.”

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Sen. Daylin Leach (D., Montgomery) has cast the last-minute change as little more than a move to protect Supreme Court Justice Thomas G. Saylor, a Republican, who will turn 70 at the end of this year. With Republicans currently the minority on the seven-member court – just two compared with the Democrats’ five justices – keeping Saylor could stave off another Democrat’s taking a seat on the court.

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In Norristown, Montgomery County, it was a crowded night at the Elmwood Park Zoo. That’s where Senator Daylin Leach’s 8th Annual Kids’ Fair took place. Children got to check out the zoo animals and enjoy face painting and free food while their parents got to meet with their local members of government.

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