State Senator Daylin Leach has proposed legalizing marijuana for recreational use and regulating it much like the sale of alcohol through the state store system. Sound familiar? It should sound familiar as that is exactly what Colorado’s law reads and yes, Colorado passed it. Advocates say legalizing marijuana and its relative, industrial hemp, could be an economic boon for the commonwealth as proven in other states, however, the governor has repeatedly veto and legalization bill due to marijuana being a “gateway drug”. Pennsylvania does need to replace some revenue sources that have shrank and the tax income from farmers growing hemp, the products that will be made from it and the exporting to other states could reduce the fiscal challenges and produce much needed jobs. Let’s hope that the conversation regarding this important topic that State Senator Daylin Leach started will open the eyes of many to the changes we must make to save this great state.
This is a great first step to make Hemp and Marijuana Pennsylvania’s Next Cash Crop