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POSTED: Friday, August 1, 2014, 1:37 PM
State Sen. Daylin Leach.

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D., Montgomery) went on a state-funded tour of Colorado's marijuana industry last week, in preparation for what he hopes could be the upcoming legalization of medical pot in Pennsylvania.  A natural part of that fact-finding mission, Leach said, was sampling the goods.

"We hear a lot that, 'Oh no, you can't legalize it because the potency is so much stronger now,' " Leach said in an interview Friday.  So he thought, "We probably should try this while we're here."

On the last night of the trip, Leach said, he took two puffs of a vaporizor pen (similar to an e-cigarette) -- "much less than I would have smoked in high school" -- and stopped before "I became uncomfortable or dysfunctional in some way."  After that, the senator and his staff went to dinner, which was "remarkably good," and giggled a little bit before heading to bed.

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POSTED: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 5:38 PM

A 13-mile stretch of I-476 will be closed Sunday while crews replace concrete beams in Salford Township, Montgomery County.

The northbound lanes of the turnpike will be closed between the Lansdale and Quakertown exits from midnight to 6 a.m. Sunday.  Southbound lanes will remain open.

On Saturday, traffic in both directions will be reduced to a single lane and the speed limit reduced to 40 mph.

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