Pennsylvania Senator Admits To Smoking Pot on Trip

Pennsylvania Senator Admits To Smoking Pot on Trip

Senator Daylin Leach has admitted to smoking pot on a recent trip to Colorado.
A Senator's recent trip to Colorado is causing a buzz because it was paid for with tax dollars and during the trip Senator Daylin Leach admitted to sampling some of Colorado's recently legalized product. Senator Leach has been out front in the push for legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. His decision to use nearly $5,000 dollars to visit Colorado with some of his staff, along with the decision to sample some of the newly legalized marijuana, is raising eyebrows. The Pennsylvania senator has been very public about his trip . He also posted several pictures on Facbook showing various tours of manufacturing and processing facilities in Colorado. Leach says the trip was important because Pennsylvania is voting to legalize medicinal marijuana and he believes that legalizing recreational pot could be in Pennsylvania's future and that is why he made the trip.
A Senator's recent trip to Colorado is causing a buzz because it was paid for with tax dollars. Senator Daylin Leach has been out front in the push for legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. His decision to use nearly $5,000 dollars to visit Colorado with some of his staff, along with the decision to sample some of the product, is raising eyebrows. The Pennsylvania senator has been very public about his trip . On CBS21's Face the State, Sen. Leach talks about the importance of his fact finding mission to Colorado. He also posted several pictures on Facbook showing various tours of manufacturing and processing facilities in Colorado. “The stakes are incredibly high in terms of getting this right versus wrong,” he said. “Colorado is the first with full legal regimen.” While he chose to have tax payers pay for this trip, on the other side of the aisle, Senator Mike Folmer personally paid for his exploratory trip to Colarado. Community members have varrying opinions. “I think there is definitely value to being person-to-person-face to face,” Nat Measley of Derry Township said. However, Jennifer Starliper of Harrisburg said she didn’t think it was right to use tax dollars. She thinks he should have paid for it the trip with his own dollars. We also talked with the head of Common Cause Pa who says tax-paid trips are legal if the can prove they worked. Also Barry Kauffman said he says he would be more concerned if lobbyist from either side of the issue paid for the trip. At the Commonwealth Foundation, they say $5,000 may not be much in the billions spent by Pennsylvania but it all eventually adds up. “Certainly should look at legislative budgets and how much is used for junkets,” said Nathan Benefield. Leach also says he used a "vapor" pen to inhale a sample given to him on one of his tours. He said there was a reason, as well. He shared on “Face the State” that he hasn’t smoked pot since high school and there has been a lot of concerns that the current marijuana is a lot stronger. He also said there’s new technology that is used to ingest it. Leach says his trip was justified and timely, saying a vote will be heading to the Senate floor this fall

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A Senator's recent trip to Colorado is causing a buzz because it was paid for with tax dollars. Senator Daylin Leach has been out front in the push for legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. His decision to use nearly $5,000 dollars to visit Colorado with some of his staff, along with the decision to sample some of the product, is raising eyebrows. The Pennsylvania senator has been very public about his trip . On CBS21's Face the State, Sen. Leach talks about the importance of his fact finding mission to Colorado. He also posted several pictures on Facbook showing various tours of manufacturing and processing facilities in Colorado. “The stakes are incredibly high in terms of getting this right versus wrong,” he said. “Colorado is the first with full legal regimen.” While he chose to have tax payers pay for this trip, on the other side of the aisle, Senator Mike Folmer personally paid for his exploratory trip to Colarado. Community members have varrying opinions. “I think there is definitely value to being person-to-person-face to face,” Nat Measley of Derry Township said. However, Jennifer Starliper of Harrisburg said she didn’t think it was right to use tax dollars. She thinks he should have paid for it the trip with his own dollars. We also talked with the head of Common Cause Pa who says tax-paid trips are legal if the can prove they worked. Also Barry Kauffman said he says he would be more concerned if lobbyist from either side of the issue paid for the trip. At the Commonwealth Foundation, they say $5,000 may not be much in the billions spent by Pennsylvania but it all eventually adds up. “Certainly should look at legislative budgets and how much is used for junkets,” said Nathan Benefield. Leach also says he used a "vapor" pen to inhale a sample given to him on one of his tours. He said there was a reason, as well. He shared on “Face the State” that he hasn’t smoked pot since high school and there has been a lot of concerns that the current marijuana is a lot stronger. He also said there’s new technology that is used to ingest it. Leach says his trip was justified and timely, saying a vote will be heading to the Senate floor this fall

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A Senator's recent trip to Colorado is causing a buzz because it was paid for with tax dollars. Senator Daylin Leach has been out front in the push for legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. His decision to use nearly $5,000 dollars to visit Colorado with some of his staff, along with the decision to sample some of the product, is raising eyebrows. The Pennsylvania senator has been very public about his trip . On CBS21's Face the State, Sen. Leach talks about the importance of his fact finding mission to Colorado. He also posted several pictures on Facbook showing various tours of manufacturing and processing facilities in Colorado. “The stakes are incredibly high in terms of getting this right versus wrong,” he said. “Colorado is the first with full legal regimen.” While he chose to have tax payers pay for this trip, on the other side of the aisle, Senator Mike Folmer personally paid for his exploratory trip to Colarado. Community members have varrying opinions. “I think there is definitely value to being person-to-person-face to face,” Nat Measley of Derry Township said. However, Jennifer Starliper of Harrisburg said she didn’t think it was right to use tax dollars. She thinks he should have paid for it the trip with his own dollars. We also talked with the head of Common Cause Pa who says tax-paid trips are legal if the can prove they worked. Also Barry Kauffman said he says he would be more concerned if lobbyist from either side of the issue paid for the trip. At the Commonwealth Foundation, they say $5,000 may not be much in the billions spent by Pennsylvania but it all eventually adds up. “Certainly should look at legislative budgets and how much is used for junkets,” said Nathan Benefield. Leach also says he used a "vapor" pen to inhale a sample given to him on one of his tours. He said there was a reason, as well. He shared on “Face the State” that he hasn’t smoked pot since high school and there has been a lot of concerns that the current marijuana is a lot stronger. He also said there’s new technology that is used to ingest it. Leach says his trip was justified and timely, saying a vote will be heading to the Senate floor this fall.

Read More at: http://local21news.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/senators-trip-using-tax-dollars-causing-buzz-10846.shtml
A Senator's recent trip to Colorado is causing a buzz because it was paid for with tax dollars. Senator Daylin Leach has been out front in the push for legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. His decision to use nearly $5,000 dollars to visit Colorado with some of his staff, along with the decision to sample some of the product, is raising eyebrows. The Pennsylvania senator has been very public about his trip . On CBS21's Face the State, Sen. Leach talks about the importance of his fact finding mission to Colorado. He also posted several pictures on Facbook showing various tours of manufacturing and processing facilities in Colorado. “The stakes are incredibly high in terms of getting this right versus wrong,” he said. “Colorado is the first with full legal regimen.” While he chose to have tax payers pay for this trip, on the other side of the aisle, Senator Mike Folmer personally paid for his exploratory trip to Colarado. Community members have varrying opinions. “I think there is definitely value to being person-to-person-face to face,” Nat Measley of Derry Township said. However, Jennifer Starliper of Harrisburg said she didn’t think it was right to use tax dollars. She thinks he should have paid for it the trip with his own dollars. We also talked with the head of Common Cause Pa who says tax-paid trips are legal if the can prove they worked. Also Barry Kauffman said he says he would be more concerned if lobbyist from either side of the issue paid for the trip. At the Commonwealth Foundation, they say $5,000 may not be much in the billions spent by Pennsylvania but it all eventually adds up. “Certainly should look at legislative budgets and how much is used for junkets,” said Nathan Benefield. Leach also says he used a "vapor" pen to inhale a sample given to him on one of his tours. He said there was a reason, as well. He shared on “Face the State” that he hasn’t smoked pot since high school and there has been a lot of concerns that the current marijuana is a lot stronger. He also said there’s new technology that is used to ingest it. Leach says his trip was justified and timely, saying a vote will be heading to the Senate floor this fall.

Read More at: http://local21news.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/senators-trip-using-tax-dollars-causing-buzz-10846.shtml
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