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Illinois Medical Marijuana Bill Remains In Limbo

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SPRINGFIELD, IL (IRN) - The chief sponsor of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Illinois will spend his weekend working the phones.

State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) thought he had enough votes to pass the three-year pilot program legalizing medical marijuana this week. But there were a few too many lawmakers on the fence, so Lang decided not to call the bill for a vote, fearing it would fall short. He’ll be calling those lawmakers this weekend.

There’s also another holdup: reports that a Waukegan company has hired some lobbying muscle to ensure it is the only provider of medical marijuana if this proposal becomes law.

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