The Montgomery County Lawmaker Said He Still Doesn’t Have Any Illusions About Getting A Bill On The Table For The Current Budget.

21leach.jpg With state searching for revenue, is marijuana a possible solution? State House Sound Bites Podcast: NPR | iTunes | Google Play With state searching for revenue, is marijuana a possible solution? Written by Katie Meyer, Capitol Bureau Chief | Jun 21, 2017 11:48 PM State Senator Daylin Leach hugs a medical marijuana supporter. The Democrat has strongly supported both medical and recreational use of the drug, and is now setting his sights on legalizing the latter. (Photo by AP) (Harrisburg) — As GOP leaders search high and low for more than two billion dollars to patch the commonwealth’s budget gaps, one state senator is trying to tempt his colleagues with revenue projections from medical marijuana one of his longtime pet issues–recreational marijuana. Over the last several years, Democrat Daylin Leach has never had much luck getting the legislature to take recreational weed seriously. The Montgomery County lawmaker said he still doesn’t have any illusions about getting a bill on the table for the current budget. Instead, he’s hoping new revenue estimates–which his staff put together with help from budget experts–grease the wheels for the coming years. Especially, he said, because they show significant, recurring revenue.

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