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Medical Marijuana Advocates Plan Sit-In at Governor's Office

State Senator Daylin Leach and residents in support of medical marijuana have announced announced a “sit-in” at the Governor’s Reception Room until he agrees to meet with them.

Daylin Leach at Monday's press event. Credit: Daylin Leach's website
Daylin Leach at Monday's press event. Credit: Daylin Leach's website

A state senator who is running for Congress says he and families in favor of medical marijuana want to talk to Governor Tom Corbett.

And if he doesn’t want to talk to them, they’ll just wait in his reception room until he comes around.

Daylin Leach, a Democrat representing Montgomery and Delaware county in the state senate, joined with Pennsylvania residents in support of medical marijuana during a press event Monday to announce a “sit-in” at the governor’s reception room. The group says they will wait there until he agrees to meet with them.

“We want Governor Corbett to provide a confirmed date and time by May 2nd of when he will meet with me, Sen. (Mike) Folmer, and at least six parents of children who can benefit from this medicine,” Leach said during a press conference.

“We demand, and do not think it is at all unreasonable to hold a group meeting before the end of May,” Leach said. “If not, at a time of our choosing, families from across the state will gather in the Governor’s Reception Room until he agrees to meet. These families are desperate and tired of waiting.”

The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act, sponsored by Leach and Folmer, would legalize the use of medical marijuana by patients as recommended by attending physicians. The bill has 13 co-sponsors.

During the press event, Leach noted that Governor Corbett has met with one family privately, but their open letter to the Governor posted on Pennlive.com indicates they are not satisfied with his approach.

“The administration’s inaction is callous and inexcusable. We will come to him if he continues to ignore their immeasurable suffering,” Leach said.

Leach is running for Congress to represent Pennsylvania’s 13th District.

KAR April 29, 2014 at 06:50 AM
get this guy out of that office.
Mary Jo Smiley April 29, 2014 at 12:01 PM
There is no reason that people should not be able to use MM. It is SAFE and effective! I have seen the positive effects and the risks are very low. You are more likely to die of an over dose of Tylenol! Oh and then lets talk about the other "pain killer" drugs. The only ones that really work well at all for high levels of pain are addictive, the anti-spasm meds make you so sleepy, you cant function... EVERY drug has its dangers and POT has the least. Plain and simple. Get this ass out of office!
Bob Dobbs May 03, 2014 at 08:13 AM
get corbett out of that office and replace him with someone who is with the times and doesn't have his head so far up his ass .
christine mcgrath May 03, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Old timers like corbett don't differentiate between MM and pot. There is a huge difference and if one bothered to actually do a little research they would understand.

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