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Illinois medical marijuana law's treatment anything but compassionate

Jan 14, 2015

Incompetence, history of corruption sandbag new Illinois medical marijuana law

The headline on a Daily Beast article Wednesday gives Illinois government way too much credit: “Illinois’ Absurd Fight to Block Medical Marijuana.”

That title implies a measure of organization that, unfortunately, doesn’t apply to anything about the state’s medical marijuana program since Gov. Pat Quinn signed it into law in August 2013.

A better headline might be, “Illinois’ Incompetence and Legacy of Corruption Blocks Medical Marijuana.”

When Quinn on Aug. 1, 2013, signed what officially is known as the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act  — an oxymoron given what would…

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