Friday, May 20, 2016

Local law enforcement not in favor of marijuana decriminalization bill

On May 18th, the Illinois House voted to decriminalize marijuana, making it so only a ticket would be issued for anyone in possession of up to 10 grams of pot. The bill has gone to Gov. Rauner, who is expected to sign once he gets caught up with "more important issues." But not everyone is happy about the bill, including some local law enforcement. According to Central Illinois Proud, Sheriff Jon Sandage is "not in support of it."

"Cannabis is a gateway drug and I think that's a slippery slope we're on," Sandage said. "To me, it takes away what we're trying to do in the fight against drugs." 

If Rauner signs the bill, Illinois will become the 21st state to decriminalize marijuana. 

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