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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:05 PM

Harrisburg Marijuana Legalization Press Conference Feb 11th

HARRISBURG, February 8, 2013 – State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today announced plans to hold a marijuana legalization press conference on Monday, February 11 at 2 p.m. in the Capitol Media Center.

The press conference will feature representatives from the medical and law enforcement communities who support Leach’s bill and will give insight about the positive impacts the legislation would have. Speakers will include Neill Franlin, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; and David Nathan, M.D., a clinical associate professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, who teaches and practices general adult psychiatry in Princeton, New Jersey.

Leach has been vocal about the benefits Pennsylvanians could reap by legalizing marijuana, most notably by bringing in much-needed tax revenue, providing a legal treatment alternative to patients suffering from terminal illness and finally ending a prohibition on a natural substance that causes no harm and cannot become the source of an addiction.

WHAT: Marijuana Legalization Press Conference

WHEN: Monday, February 11, 2013 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Capitol Media Center in Harrisburg, PA

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Reply Harrisburg Marijuana Legalization Press Conference Feb 11th (Original post)
Pryderi Feb 2013 OP
Glassunion Feb 2013 #1
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #2
Glassunion Feb 2013 #3
MrMickeysMom Feb 2013 #4
Glassunion Feb 2013 #5
MrMickeysMom Feb 2013 #6

Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:10 PM

1. The problem is the governor.

Unless he gets a big fat check from the industry he'll probably veto it down. If he does get the big fat check, he'll make sure the industry does not get taxed.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:05 PM

2. OK, then how much money can the industry come up with?

Because I do believe that you are right.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:24 PM

3. That's the problem. There really is no industry yet.

I personally despise big industry. They will ruin it, fill it with chemicals and unnecessary additives to make it cheaper, etc...

Basically to pay off Corbett we would simply need to take up a collection. I'm good for a couple a hundred. Just pass the hat around.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:25 PM

4. Doesn't the legislation allow as many as 6 plants to be home grown?

That might increase the quality of what industry attempts to do.

If we did this right, hemp would be the greater and wider industry, including the nutritional benefits of the seeds.

Why the hell can't we get sustainable industries in the Commonwealth, damn it to heck?

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:45 AM

5. Does not matter what is in the legislation.

Look at it like FRAC'ing.

Big oil put a lot of money into his campaign.

Big oil is drilling all over the state, and being taxed very little.

There is no "Big Pot" to put money into his next campaign. The industry does not exist. If however it did, and they line his next campaign pocket, he would have no problem signing the bill. Down side is that he would tax the industry very lightly.

Currently there is a lot of campaign money in keeping drugs illegal. Tech companies, firearm manufacturers, helicoptors, police groups, etc... All of these folks stand to make a lot of money fighting the war on drugs and they are big donors.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:24 PM

6. Well, you made sense with that...

Much teeth gnashing aside, I have to look at this from "follow the money", which never seems to fail when examining the relationship of "de money" to campaign finance historical accounts.

The "war on drugs" is about as fruitful as the war on poverty was going to be, when LBJ announced it.

Why let the proletariat have a level playing field? Why, the very nature of the war on drugs depends upon it!

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