Pennsylvania State Senator Prefiles Marijuana Legalization Bill, Pennsylvanians Approve

Last week, state Senator from Montgomery County Daylin Leach announced his intentions to file legislation that would legalize the adult use of marijuana, in a way similar to the laws recently approved in Colorado and Washington.

“I acknowledge that it may take a while, but like same-sex marriage,” stated Sen. Leach, “this will inevitably happen. Demographics and exposure will in time defeat irrational fears, old wives tales and bad science. This bill furthers the discussion, which hastens the day.”

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.

“It is time for Pennsylvania to be a leader in jettisoning this modern-day prohibition, and ending a policy that has been so destructive, costly, and anti-scientific,” Sen. Leach declared.

Pennsylvania has long been considered a bellwether state, so to see the issue at least being entertained in the state legislature can only be a positive sign of things to come. Let’s hope other elected officials in Pennsylvania join with state Senator Leach to support these sensible reforms.

If NORML’s Take Action Center is anything to go by, the citizens of the Keystone State want it. In just the first 24 hours of going live, Pennsylvanians sent over 900 emails and letters to their elected officials urging them to support this legislation.

If you live in Pennsylvania and want to join in the call for marijuana legalization, simply click here and you can easily send a prewritten email or letter to your elected officials telling them it is time to support legislation to legalize and regulate marijuana, not criminalize it.

PENNSYLVANIANS: Click here to contact your representatives in favor of this bill today!

Don’t live in Pennsylvania? There is already marijuana reform legislation filed in ten other states, with many more sure to follow in the coming days. Be sure to keep checking NORML’s Take Action Center to see if your state is one of them and to contact your officials!

Together, we can NORMLIZE CONGRESS. Together, we will legalize marijuana.

143 thoughts

  1. Screw u emmma w.

    this “plant” will help alot of people with pain, anger problems etc.

    so put that in your pipe and smoke it emma w

  2. I was reading an article that had the pros and cons on marijuana. It said that the cons were it is addictive. FALSE!!! I smoked marijuana everyday for 2 years. I got a new job so I had to stop. I haven’t smoked in a year and a half now and I don’t or never had cravings for it. It also said it is a gateway drug. It is only a gateway drug because when people get weed from a drug dealer that drug dealer also has other things. If the government would legalize it then people would only be seeing and buying weed. It is a plant for crying out loud. Alcohol is by far worse than weed. Time to legalize it!!

  3. They love to say it’s a gateway drug. Hell, cough syrup could probably be labeled a gateway drug. Fact is, booze or cigarettes are probably bigger gateway drugs than anything else.

  4. oh please, i have heard this time and time and time about this state called pa i have lived here for 36 year, they always sayt hey will thy always promise they will and they never do.

    our farmers out here are some of the best in the nation they could use the revenue. get control of it out of the hands of criminals put it in the hands of good people who wont lace your bag with horse tranquilizers or whatever.

    i don’t do it in this state have not since i was 15.

    but instead the let companies poison our public water so they can have jobs….(it’s called fracking)

    i suffer from chronic pain.

    the only thing that will get it passed in this sate is if you can show the got here how much more money they can pocket.

    the whole system out ehre is corrupt

    so i am tired of hearing these false promises and false lies from them.

    i want the hell out of this state.

    my spinal cord is split from c2 to t1 and l3 to to l5 and l3 though l5 means that i have trouble walking and that sitting hurts the hell out of me.

    i ahd three docs in the past year tell me to move to a green state.

    well how the hell can i afford to do that my county has over 25% unemployment rate.

    i hate it here and i hate the lies they pass.

    this wont happen and i am sick of them lying about.

    techinically it should already be legal because they passed the bill over to the healt department to enact.

    they refuse to vote and only make false promises they evil evil evil people who only care about the money they put in their pockets and how they can rape and ruin the land and water and country side to make more money that the politicians can slip in their pockets. check their emails if you don’t believe me. look at their history

    call anonymous in on it who cares lies lies lies.

    dont fall for their lies.

    and yes it does help with mood stabilization yes it helps it pain.

    but don’t believe for one second. they are liers and will say anything.

    sick of hearing about it.

    sincerely

    hopegiven up

  5. oh and anyone here on this page don’t believe them

    there is no such thing as same sex marriage

    half the counties here do not even recognize the federal laws regarding glbt issues.

    they call you a fag to your face and get away with it. *coughs i know some in the county seat who have done that to me*

    and i am not even a guy that’s how they choose to percieve me.

    so don’t fall for the lies

    pa still has doma and fundi conversion camps (that put me in the nut ward 3 times.)

    they still openly attack glbt people and they get aaway withit.

    so, avoid this state like the plague.

  6. i hate this state they lie make false promises torure you so i want the hell out of here.

    i can not live the last of my days dying from renal fialure becuase my kidneys can not even handle asprin and my liver is so damaged from the other meds i can not even take tylenol.

    but hey i can sure as hell eat a cookie.

    god i hate this evil state.

    i want out. tired of their lies.

    don’t believe this for one second

    look at their history.

  7. Our gov’t is just too stubborn to admit they were wrong in not legalizing it when they ended prohibition. They take years, decades, and in this case almost 100 years (and still counting) to admit they were wrong. It is nonsensical to keep it illegal! I don’t understand how they can’t see the money they will make and save if it were legal. Regulate it just like alcohol.

  8. Lanna is a quack job. Person’s insane. PA rules, Legalize Marijuana, and stay in school because science’s cool!

  9. Only reason it is a gateway drug is because who you get it from usually has access to many other substances as well.

  10. I hope they pass it soon. I hope every state does. Especially Ohio where I live. But until then I can go to my Steelers game and enjoy some good herb in the process!!! Monday night under the lights smoking some sour diesel… Hell yeah. That will be most spectacular. Good luck PA.

  11. Im tired of all this talk just do it already!!! I smoke every day and Im not stopping for nobody!!! not my job or anybody else!!! HURRY!!!

  12. Just been busted in pa at a traffic stop. Had more than personal use. I know my fault right. But that’s not the shocking part. The shocking part was to find out that no matter how cooperative you are with them there are only two things the drug cops really interested in…Names and assets. Being that I smoke regularly I had trouble remembering names and was up front with them about that so we went on to assets. After about twenty minutes of negotiation the drug cop says to me “I feel like a used car salesman”. His words not mine. We got to the point though which was for 25k, a few cars and the rest of the pot they had not found my girl could go home unscathed and I would get a favorable bail letter to face 71/2 years at a later date pending an actual plea bargain. Now I have no animosity towards the cop, he knows what he is doing is ineffective as a deterrent but treated me with as much respect as he could afford at the time while still doing his job. What leaves me with a sick feeling and I believe he had the same sick feeling in him for some time was that with that process of seizing assets to fund anti-drug squads there is the overt and unmistakable conflict of interest that has now been institutionalized in the Criminal (justice) System. The very people who are tasked with stamping out illegal drug commerce are now profiting from it. This is madness. I will say that I am grateful that they did not handcuff me and my girlfriend and through us in the river like the truly corrupt cops in Miami 20yrs ago.
    We have to stop this madness and it is madness as in the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. My entire life the penalties have gotten stiffer and the potency and supply has gotten greater & greater. I’m 48 now, how much longer will people have to suffer to have their choice of naturally occurring homeopathic herbs that are scientifically proven to treat a wide range of ailments with minimal side effects. Please help me and everyone else in my position or one like it by supporting regulation of prohibition. Before judging me for taking part in a criminal business transaction remember there is no legal option in this (police) state.
    Sincerely, “7yrs BadLuck Joe”

  13. Why can’t the federal government pull their heads out of their asses and realize how much easier it would be to stop wasting billions of dollars a year locking people up for cannabis and start making billions on tax dollars. Not to mention all of the anti-cannabis and anti-drug campaigns and commercials they waste our money on.

    For a country that is in so much debt and can’t reach a budget. Wouldn’t a multi-billion (some economists say upwards of a 500 billion dollar swing every year)

    Wake up! Think of all of the products, new businesses, and jobs that could be created!

    Hemp and Marijuana could save this country! I am not an Obama fan, but I pray he does something on a federal level during this term.

  14. The problem is we are preaching to the choir here. How can we get the message out to average thinking people who’s only connection to the pot scene is their wasted tax dollars. If they understood the true ramifications and costs to them I believe things would change quickly or at least faster than molasses outside today. Anyone have any suggestions?

  15. The prohibition on cannabis is just another way of infringing on our constitutional rights.
    The people of Pa and the rest of America have already spoken. End the prohibition.
    Most of the people who smoke it, will continue.

    I just read the book called
    “Marijuana is safer, so why are we driving people to drink”

    It is the best information on Marijuana VS Alcohol that I have ever read, and I have been reading and studying everything I can find since 1967.
    I do not drink alcoholic beverages.
    “Alcohol makes me crazy.”
    I have not used alcohol or cannabis in 24 years.
    After spending about 3 years reading about cannabis on the internet, and reading about the medical benefits, and seeing it become legal in some states, my curiosity got the best of me.
    I started smoking cannabis again about 14 months ago.
    Wahoo, I really like this stuff.
    No adverse affects, what so ever.

    Last summer I smoked from 2 to 5 times a day
    for 30 days straight. I stopped for two weeks, no problems.

    I do not know why our Government is so afraid of cannabis.
    The problems with alcohol have been well studied, and they are not good.
    To each his own.
    Me, I’m gonna have another toke.
    Buy the way, I’m 61 years young.

    Contact your local represenative and let them know how you feel.
    Peace and Love

  16. Hey Joe Busted, Read the book in my last post, it will give you a lot of ways to contact those that can make a difference.

  17. medical marajuna should be legalized for personal use in back injurys and noroperthy and other ijurys please legalize it it doesnt hurt no one thank you i support marajuna nation

  18. First, marijuana as a medicinal plant – I could probably say that because it has some chemical content in it, that it does serve up some uses for people with certain psychiatric and physical ailments. I know from personal use it is a good sleep aid ๐Ÿ™‚

    That’s when I quit. Couldn’t see myself spending all that money on a sleep aid. However, when compared to alcohol, caffeine, aspirin and a host of other legal drugs, including but not limited to nicotine – marijuana is a godsend.

    For instance, a non-narcotic drug treatment for ADHD, (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) and OD (Oppositional Defiance) in adults and children (over the age of 11).

    A child younger than this can go in and purchase a Monster Drink fraught with caffeine and latter can complaint about a racing heart. Go figure!

    Never seen the Jekel and Hide personality disorder in anyone smoking weed, like you do with alcohol. In fact, people seem to be more passive the more they smoke hemp.

    On the legal side or better yet on the industrious side – this nation needs new industry. A new tax base. This new tax base will serve a dual purpose. One it increases tax revenue and two it cuts costs, in many areas:

    Law enforcement, court proceedings and incarceration. The senator mentioned 300 million dollars just to enforce the law – does it include the costs of going to court to prosecute and then incarcerate. What about probation or parole? There’s expenses there, too.

    If given a choice between legalization of pot and alcohol – I would vote for marijuana without a doubt. I fortunately do not do either drug. But I rather see an idiot on weed, than a drunk behind a wheel of a car.

    “Idiot on Weed” one of the stigma attached to the smoking of a plant grown in the wild. Actually, I have seen men working quite well after smoking weed, than they could without it. So, the other end of the spectrum – increased work productivity.

    Once, a government sponsored activity on black dock workers, which inevitably trickled into white society – was the use of cocaine to improve work productivity – a major failure that produced nothing more than a society strung out on drugs. A dilemma which persists even in to today.

    Why didn’t they try weed is my question? Would of worked, I’m sure of it!

    Next, and more important than all the rest – legalizing pot and licensing pot growers that are true citizens of this country – you will take the lifeblood out of drug cartels. Marijuana sales subsidize the illegal trafficking of other hard drugs like cocaine and heroin.

    Without marijuana sales it is not lucrative to smuggle and sell any other drug. Take the pot out of the hands of thugs and put it back in the kitchen where it belongs.

    This country has expended millions of dollars eradicating weed from our country side, since 1940, the advent of forestry. It now time for them to make millions and save millions on legalization of “Mafu” (spanish for grass).

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Well, as overjoyed as I’d be to see PA do something that didn’t suck for once, I kind of have my doubts. PA is always dragging its damn feet when it comes to adopting progressive measures. I don’t think that’s the constituency, I think it’s politicians not wanting to rock the boat. Then again it wasn’t that long ago that syringes become available in pharmacies without prescriptions, we have Philadelphia with its more or less decriminalized weed, and I know there’s a lot of support, even among middle aged individuals, for marijuana law reform around these parts. Actually a lot of it is for drug law reform in general as people recognize that the whole damn war on drugs is a damned joke and just serves to sweep an issue that will never, ever go away under the rug, but marijuana legalization has the most support.

    So therefore idk, maybe. Who knows. I mean, it’ll happen eventually, information is far too freely available these days to keep people scared and in the dark enough about the issue for them to allow this sick ‘war’ to continue, I’m just not so sure if we’ll be one of the forerunners. Don’t get me wrong, I’d be overjoyed about that; it will be a glorious day when I can walk down my alley on a warm summer night and see people sitting on their porches having a few joints with their beers. That’s just the way it should be; the image seems so right in my head. It’s just that I’m reluctant to get terribly excited at this point, as the chance for that to lead to disappointment is still far too high.

  20. Oh, and guys, I just wanted to point something out; I’ve noticed that a large portion of people’s responses are essentially listing reasons why marijuana shouldn’t be illegal or the various positive uses it has…you’re kinda preaching to the choir here. This is the NORML website. We probably wouldn’t all be here if we weren’t already full aware of the vast array of reasons that the prohibition of marijuana is a lunatic pursuit fueled by greed, fear, and intolerance. There’s nobody here to convince, we already know.

    Plus, even assuming someone did come here undecided about marijuana legalization, NORML has already quite wisely provided a copious amount of evidence as to why laws regarding cannabis should be, no, need to be reformed. That’s what a large portion of those links up there at the top of the page are designed to do; inform people. Nobody is going to be down here in the comment section paging through the comments in an attempt to decide how they feel about the topic.

    The problem is that as it stands literally EVERY article is basically only ~10% comments regarding the story itself and ~90% people listing arguments directed at nobody in particular. That’s really frustrating, and I honestly kind of wish that the site would moderate them out. I want to know people’s thoughts on/other information about the topic, but that’s almost impossible when said items are buried under a mess of unrelated comments.

    Of course I’m not sure why I bother saying anything. If most people leaving these things actually stopped to read anyone else’s comments in the first place they’d likely realize on their own how unnecessary doing so was.

  21. Pennsylvania sure could use the money.

    Governor Tom Corbett is really fucking things up.

    I just hope that Senator Daylin Leach’s bill has all the expert testimony to counter the prohibitionist arguments. Counter the Gateway Theory, Hurts Children, and every other prohibitionist arguments and give expert testimony on applying the revenues to build infrastructure instead of raising prices on gas stations (which saves on what it costs you to fill your tank) and save the pensions and schools and give tax breaks to attract and spur business for more jobs, etc.

    If you don’t have that, you’ll have editors and opinion leaders and other old crows spewing the usually lies. I don’t what them to be cawing about anything negative to cannabis in the papers and on tv. The editors and opinion leaders should take their positions based on the facts of the pro-cannabis expert testimony. Leach is on the Judiciary Committee, and he wants to move it forward, unlike that screwing Senator Pat Vance gave us. You’re up against prohibitionist republicans, true believers that it’s the devil’s weed, good people for the most part who’ve fallen for the lies. You need to make a re-education campaign to address their fears, mistaken and outdated notions, replace Just Say No with a Colorado style slogan. Regulate and Educate. Strict Regulation, Fund Education.

    Look! Pay attention! I’m telling you how to orchestrate legalization in Pennsylvania. It could happen. The state really needs the money.

    Do I really need to think of everything? Really?

    Have the big city papers on board. Their editors will have to editorialize to get the smaller papers that fuck up and stick to the prohibitionist shit to reconsider and then publish in favor of cannabis legalization.

    Once you’ve created the echo chamber, just shut up prohibitionists, they’re going for the money.

    See what you can do with this. I contributed to Barry Busch directly way back when, sent the check to his cause. Rest his soul. Years later came the PA MMJ bill. I’ve opened up my wallet in the past for MMJ in other states, and I will contribute to the cause in Pennsylvania, too. They don’t call it the Keystone State for nothing. Which state will be the state that makes the feds tip in our favor?

  22. Dear God,

    Let the Bellwether State ring loud and true. May everyone be allowed to partake in Cannabis. for whatever ails them, be it physical, mental or emotional pain.

    Thanks very much,

  23. We need to coordinate as Pennsylvanians NOW in an effort to raise awareness among our State senators and representatives. If Corbett is DEFINITELY going to veto, the only way we win is with a majority vote in the senate and the house to overturn Corbett’s veto.

    We can do this by drafting a petition with tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of signatures. It would have to express that a vote upholding Corbett’s veto would mean EVERY person that signed the said petition would vote against that said Rep or Senator. While we may not have the money to buy the corrupt politicians here, we DO have the pull to threaten their job security if they don’t uphold our will.

  24. If PA does legalize Marijuana it will be a start on better things to come but PA never creates sensible laws if I really wanted to be the president of united states I’d lift this gun law they just passed and legalize cannabis for medical and personal use everyone deserves to live happy and would decrease the amount of alcohol related violence or mischief would you rather be stoned and just eat sleep and chill or get shitfaced and piss everywhere throw up and in some cases create violence legalize it keep the hard drugs made in labs illegal

  25. It’s great to see someone “Daylin Leach” knows what to do. But what the people need to know that he doesn’t address is that Marijuana is less harmless than a glass of drinking water. There is an hour and fourty minute documentary called The Union: The Business Behind Getting High and it shows you all of the nonsense that’s been fed to everyone about how “Marijuana is possibly the worst drug known to man” and “that it’s a gateway drug to harder drugs” those are the words from our late president Regan. Such bull… The movie also goes on to show you that Marijuana is the most beneficial flower ever and it contains more than 60 therapeutic compounds that are healing agents in medical and herbal treatments that aids hundreds of ailments that plague society.

    That would literally put every pharmaceutical company out of business. If you cant sleep? smoke pot. If you suffer from depression or get stressed out? Smoke pot. If you have cancer? Smoke pot. If you suffer from anorexia? Smoke pot. If you suffer from Asthma, Glaucoma, Tumors, Nausea, AIDS, Sea Sickness, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Body Pain, Muscle Spams, Arthritis, Herpes, Cystic Fibrosis, Rheumatism, Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Headaches and Migraines, Alzheimer’s smoke pot. I can seriously keep going on…. You’ll possibly never have to pop another pill again, and who knows what types of side effects come with those pills. Example. HEY, I cant sleep. Let’s get Lunesta. GREAT I have depression and thoughts of suicide BUT at least I can sleep… Wow. Society is really blind.

    Tobacco kills more than 400,000 people a year, about 75,000 people die a year from alcohol… The number of people that died from Marijuana, 0. That’s right. NOT ONE account of death EVER from Marijuana. Tobacco Should be a Schedule 1 Narcotic, Not Marijuana. I am a fellow pot smoker and I honestly do it because my job has excessive amounts of stress. So I come home and smoke a little and all that stress from that days work just melts away and I feel great. Don’t have a care in the world what just possibly happened at work that day. Plus I suffer from color blindness and Marijuana also aids in that too. First hand account here on that study, I visit my Doc once every two months and get a color blind test and every test I do better. Beat that shit! I smoke because it makes me a better person. PERIOD.

  26. It’s great to see someone “Daylin Leach” knows what to do. But what the people need to know that he doesn’t address is that Marijuana less harmless than a glass of drinking water. There is an hour and fourty minute documentary called The Union: The Business Behind Getting High and it shows you all of the nonsense that’s been fed to everyone about how “Marijuana is possibly the worst drug known to man” and “that it’s a gateway drug to harder drugs” those are the words from our late president Regan. Such bull… The movie also goes on to show you that Marijuana is the most beneficial flower ever and it contains more than 60 therapeutic compounds that are healing agents in medical and herbal treatments that aids hundreds of ailments that plague society.

    That would literally put every pharmaceutical company out of business. If you cant sleep? smoke pot. If you suffer from depression or get stressed out? Smoke pot. If you have cancer? Smoke pot. If you suffer from anorexia? Smoke pot. If you suffer from Asthma, Glaucoma, Tumors, Nausea, AIDS, Sea Sickness, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Body Pain, Muscle Spams, Arthritis, Herpes, Cystic Fibrosis, Rheumatism, Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Headaches and Migraines, Alzheimer’s smoke pot. I can seriously keep going on…. You’ll possibly never have to pop another pill again, and who knows what types of side effects come with those pills. Example. HEY, I cant sleep. Let’s get Lunesta. GREAT I have depression and thoughts of suicide BUT at least I can sleep… Wow. Society is really blind.

    Tobacco kills more than 400,000 people a year, about 75,000 people die a year from alcohol… The number of people that died from Marijuana, 0. That’s right. NOT ONE account of death EVER from Marijuana. Tobacco Should be a Schedule 1 Narcotic, Not Marijuana. I am a fellow pot smoker and I honestly do it because my job has excessive amounts of stress. So I come home and smoke a little and all that stress from that days work just melts away and I feel great. Don’t have a care in the world what just possibly happened at work that day. Plus I suffer from color blindness and Marijuana also aids in that too. First hand account here on that study, I visit my Doc once every two months and get a color blind test and every test I do better. Beat that shit! I smoke because it makes me a better person. PERIOD.

  27. yeah right, prefile, does not mean legal. doesn’t mean it will get voted on, it will just end up swept under the rug. over 50% of the peopee here want it but Governor Corbett has sworn to veto anything to do with it.it’s not going to happen.

    this has happened almost every year for the past 5 years and they always ignore it.

    i expect it to just get swept under the rug again.

  28. norml sho look back on pa’s history and do a documentary and find out why it keeps failing to make it to a vote.

  29. The current Governor here in PA will probably Vito any attempt at legalizing Pot. I can not guarantee this, but it is possible the next Governor will pass an initiative such as this.
    It’s possible, he’ll announce this straight away too.
    It’s also possible, PA will wait till most the other States around it legalizes, before they join them. Hopefully I am wrong on some of my assumptions.

  30. I dont think this will pass this time maybe next session.This is a corrupt state.A judge locking up young man just so he could get a kick back. Pa State troopers beating a young man motorists from.new york state very severely. Gov.Corbett wont go for it Reefer madness

  31. Govenor tom corbet has sworn to veto any bill regarding it that comes across his desk time and time again.

    and not even next term.

    this has been supposed to have come up for public vote each year for over the past 5+ some years

  32. nothing -personal..wait yeah it is personal. i am leaving PA. i hate it here.

    All the politicians here are corrupt, and each has their own littl eways of getting perks. or money in their pocket.

    heck i was kicked off the medical buss comapny we apealed with a judge we won, but guess what the director of transportation said they do not need to listen to the judge.

    guess who owns the only buss comapny here? the director of transportation.

    our tap warer has barium, and a bunch of other mining fluids, only i can not get the epa to come out ant test my water since i do not own my home. the crap put me into acute renal failure in just a few months.

    they are scared that if word gets out about the water or whatever then people might sue martin shale or haliburton.

    and they should.

    they are killing people **(^*&^*’s

    i hate it here.

    and i hate the fact that every time some politician says they are going to pass a bill or bring it up that norml seems to think it’snewsworthy.

    well it’s not it’s a big crock of lies.

    i hate this place.

    my doctors tell me to move green because if i do i could live another ten years or more. otherwise i am stuck here taking the only meds they can prescribe me that are making my kidneys bleed and shutting down my liver.

    when instead i could eat a cookie. hell they can not even prescribe me the pill form because the pill company erefuses to see any reseach other then for anoexia (guess what have anorexia/bulemia and they still wont.)

    PA sucks if you can avoid it at all costs.

  33. Dave: You are correct but it is worse. It costs about $120 a day to house a prisoner. Big prison construction and Correction officer unions fuel the anti weed movement. There is big money at work and politics follows the money.

  34. dear richard, you are 100% right.

    i don’t think people belong in prisons for non violent crimes.

    or for getting help with their chemo or pain.

    it’s not fair.

    and our Governor in the state of pa well he is evil, in my opinion. Okay maybe not evil, he just likes the money to slush into his pockets.

    i got a fine because i called 911 to have them send an ambulance to get my partner to the hospital, instead they sent the state polie who fined us left her here to bleed with a three inch cut down ehr arm from a broken dish in the sink and they fine us, send me away for 24 hours and didn’t even offer to get her to the hospital. they left her here to die.

    that’s wrong.

    i ahve lived in this state for 30 years my entire life, and it just keeps getting worse.

  35. if there is anything a gatekeeper cant control, they call it bad,,,gateway drug marijuana?…could be …but way too much other drug money is being lobbied away in d.c….while the control of marijuana has yet to be established..when all of the necessary people find out how to divide the untold billions in revenue , then it will be legal in a heartbeat….lets end all of the STUPIDITY in penna. govt…i suffer from severe arthritis in my back and narcotics are not the answer, really dont wish to go down that road,,,,aint smoked weed in 30 yrs,,but if it could help my back pain id buy it legally if it were offered…i say yes to this!!!!…just how long has it been since georgy bush, and billy clinton lit up?

  36. tied of living in chronic and severe debilitating pain, and it’s even worse in the winter. god i just wish they would actually do it this time. I’m so sick of hearing they are going to do it, and then they don’t even bring it up for a vote, or it gets lost. last time it was sent over to the health department. sick of this malarky.

    i am tired of suffering needlessly in pain.

    all the meds i’ve been on for pain make your kidneys bleed (and you pee blood even over the counter asprin) or they give you liver damage or worse!

    the stuff is safer then aspirin or Tylenol. lets get it done, so that other people in this state like me or old white boy up there and the countless others don’t have to suffer anymore.

  37. Saying marijuana is a gateway drug to harder drugs is like saying milk is a gateway to alcoholism stop prohibition

  38. Saying marijuana is a gateway drug to harder drugs is like saying malk is a gateway to alcoholism stop prohibition on this harmless plant

  39. I’ve heard this rag for years in the Keystone state. But to any game there are rules, players and pieces. First off the war cry of the powers is “It’s for the children!” and the peoples war cry is “It’s our God given right as an citizen”. Ya gotta realize that the word ” Marijuana ” is a made up fantasy word like “Hippie” to group and label citizens for due process. Just wrap your mind around that for a second…

    I have multiple reasons that I personally need the medical uses of Cannabis (I had my arm severed-restricted with massive head injuries… Lucky me) . So I’m no stranger to the pillars of the court room. To that confection, that certain things cannot happen if the thing you want doesn’t exist. Like “Stop the slaughter of Uni-corn’s” sounds silly, but the same goes for the legalization for marijuana. Let’s just keep these rules in mind.

    Let’s go on to the players…
    Citizens vs. Politicians.
    My fellow citizens of Pennsylvania need to recognize that the people that can walk tall and tip a top hat under a snakes belly is a politician. That’s how low they will go to line their pockets. Why the small rant!? It’s because of the privateering of the prison systems. This state Corbett wants to keep no cell empty, what better way to fill those cells with the easy kill of “Pot Smoking Joe”. I look at this game not as a board game, but more like a card game; dealers choice and the stakes have never been higher! With that in mind, the Politician being the dealer always changing the rules per hand, with the house always wins.

    It’s time for a re-deal and a voice to be heard, across the table because once the cards are delt there are no chances to call cheat on the last hand.

    RISE UP MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS LET THE VOICES OF THE CITIZENS JOIN IN ONE ON THIS ISSUE SO THAT EVEN THE DEAF AND THICK WILL HEAR!!!

  40. hey talk about the blind , my wife and i suffer from lyme disease,just trying to get a diagnoses for this in PA was an increadible undertaking, we have been told to seek mental help(no lie happened), so we drove to NY state and guess what? the doc told us we have lyme, after having the western blot done to test us(PA uses the eastern blot which is a bull sh*t test, anyway it attacks your joints and causes much pain, which is where marijana comes into play,we use it to help the pain so we can atleast function through the day,I must add that my spouse is Bi Polarand since the introduction of marijuana we have been able to take her off all the prescribed pills that were making her incredaBLY ILL(LOVE THOSE SIDE EFFECTS) THEY SAY IF THE GOOD EFFECTS OUT WEIGHT THE SIDE EFFECTS , THEN IT’S WORTH IT , IS IT REALLY? sorry i am rambling

  41. Ok, So, now what ?? Did he in fact do this ?? I see nothing about this “Monumental Occassion” update anywhere. Does anyone update the website daily ?

    Hard to follow an issue as important as this is if you can’t get the info to the people who really need it ! US, The readers ๐Ÿ™‚

    Does anyone have a link to the video of the bill being introduced yesterday ? Any News clips or anything would be great please post on here or on the NORML site

    Thanks guys !!

    Johnny V..
    HeavenlyHerbalz.com

  42. Sen. Daylin Leach wants to legalize, tax marijuana most likely because he’s already doing it himself. Noway this needs to be legalized. Easier for the under aged to get it. If they do, they need to drug test everyone for every job! I sure wouldn’t want a Dr. per say, or any other professional!!! What’s next, legalizing cocaine & ect.???

  43. To Terri,

    Here we go “reefer madness” you are so full of Sh#t your breath shatters to wind. Listen to yourself, for the children boo hoo. But let’s go get a bottle of whiskey or some beers to talk this over puffing a smoke. A Lilly white view I’m sure. Kids will steal the cannabis and go commit rapes and dogs will sleep with cats. But kids never underage drink or swipe money from their moms purse. Let’s get real you probation pusher. Hate to see paper made from hemp or Mexicans rape our daughters in the night. These are the old propaganda that was demonized to help pass stupid laws for stupid people. Dear lord what would we do if kids abused prescription drugs… Oh wait they do . Think about what you clean before you start to clan others doorsteps

  44. to little to late, if i wait for pennsylvania to pass it for medical or decriminalize it i will be dead.

    they have pulled this stunt i can not tell you how many times in the past.

    so, i am closing my business and moving my family out of this horrible state.

    if i stay it means death by prescription pills, when a cookie would work.

    sorry everyone, but i don’t believe everything i read on the internet.

    dying in pa.

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