Poll: Should Medical Marijuana Be Legal In Illinois?

Medical marijuana is legal in 16 states. Should Illinois follow suit?


The federal government has stepped up a crackdown on medical marijuana users and distributors.

The Huffington Post recently reported raids on those involved with medical marijuana and President Obama’s apparent decision to back away from a 2007 campaign pledge.

Medical marijuana is legal in 16 states. A in the Illinois House earlier this year. The same bill, championed by state Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie), .

Some prominent local politicians, including Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, .

“Instead of dealing with our addiction problem in this country with a public health response, we’ve responded by criminalizing people,” Preckwinkle said in February in Palatine. “And I would suggest that’s destructive to those individuals. It’s destructive to the communities they come out of and it's extraordinarily expensive to the rest of us.”

Oliver P. McCracken November 29, 2012 at 03:07 AM
Thank you, kind sir. 'twas a pleasant surprise, indeed, to have happened upon this upstanding periodical! Its pert young typists and conscientious copyboys must be quite proud of their employ. I was tempted to comment on The Patch's recent review of the "moving-picture" interpretation of Anna Karenina, a contemporary publication by my Borscht-slurping acquaintance, Lev Tolstoy, but had to abjure upon realizing the theatrical critiquette inaugurated her piece by making mention of her ladysome virtue. Next time, perhaps!
LiLSuzQ32 November 29, 2012 at 03:36 AM
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steven wright March 07, 2013 at 05:47 AM
on my own opinion...being from a legalized medicinal state ( keep in mind i found this site by accident in the pure intention of finding information on my own state) and having my medical card it hlps alot i wrk 10 plus hrs every day and pay my taxes but with my symptoms its a better drug than any other form of drug i have used which include zoloft, lithium, buspar, depakote, zanax , or klonipin not including th pain meds....in the end it is a substance nobody is used to. in regards to the goverment leagalizing it, its going to happen regardless of how any one person may feel about it with as many states that have legalized it its just a matter of time. now with that being said this country is always crying about how broke we are and how much we are in debt now you take a substane that has a multi-billion dollar potetial and govermnt sanction it allow the medical users to continue to produce their own now you hae a steady revenue that will eventually take us out of debt assuming the govement can quit buying 60,000 dollar vehicles every yr.and dont say they dont because i work for ford i see the gov. trucks and know how much they cost so in the end its still a way for this country to adapt and grow you worry about abuse?? multiple drugs are abused everyday being illegle doesnt make a difference
steven wright March 07, 2013 at 05:54 AM
on another note if california legalized it for rec. use do you relize the cartles import business just got cut by 30% now you legalize the whole sw the cartel goes broke the only import would be cocain not to mention our prisons population gets cut in half now YOUR TAX MONEY goes to something important instead of feeding inmates in for a stupid plant the goverment outlawed to increase tobacco profits in the 30's
Procrustes' Foil March 07, 2013 at 11:09 AM
People are always attracted to what they can't have - the forbidden fruit. So, if weed is legalized, it looses its attraction and becomes just another commodity that we can choose to use or not use. The arguments in favor of legalization far outweigh the arguments against legalization. GO WEED!


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