Sunday, January 13, 2013

Pennsylvania Senator to Introduce Marijuana Legalization Bill

By Thomas H. Clarke
The Daily Chronic
January 11, 2013
Pennsylvania State Sen. Daylin Leach has announced plans to introduce legislation that would legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania in a  same manner that the state uses to regulate alcohol.
The bill would legalize marijuana for adults over the age of 21. It would still be illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana, behave badly while publicly intoxicated, or sell marijuana to minors.
“Like alcohol, legalization and regulation will make marijuana safer,” says Sen. Leach (D). “People will no longer have to buy it on the streets from criminals who may have laced their product with other dangerous drugs. People buying legally will know exactly what they are getting and be able to rely on the safety of what they are purchasing.”
This legislation, if approved, would help halt the arrest of thousands of Pennsylvanians annually. Since 2006, 24,685 arrests were made for just marijuana possession at a cost of over 300 million dollars to the state’s taxpayers, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

1 comment:

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

They gave me that shit when I was a kid - the full color version.
NEVER saw anything like That!

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