HARRISBURG - A state lawmaker plans to reintroduce a bill that would legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania.
Rep. Daylin Leach is scheduled to hold a news conference Monday afternoon in Harrisburg to discuss his legislation.
Supporters say the state could generate much-needed revenue by legalizing and taxing the drug in a manner similar to alcohol.
Leach has said marijuana should also be a legal medical treatment for patients suffering terminal illnesses.
Representatives of the medical and law enforcement communities are expected to speak on behalf of the legislation.
Leach is a Democrat from the Philadelphia suburbs who sponsored one of two medical-marijuana bills that died in committee at the end of last year.