It’s Up To Rauner Now, Says Quinn Regarding Medical Pot Licenses

Multiple sclerosis patient Julie Falco, of Chicago, said she’s disappointed by the delay. “Here we sit again at the whims of the politicians and what they decide they’re going to do,” Falco said. Medical marijuana advocates will push the Rauner administration to act, she said. Quinn’s administration had been aiming to issue licenses to growers and dispensaries by the end of 2014.

Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat who sponsored the original medical marijuana legislation, criticized the Quinn administration’s inaction on the business licenses even before it was announced. “The inexplicable unwillingness of Governor Quinn to finish the job on the medical marijuana program means one thing: unnecessary prolonged pain and suffering of very sick people,” Lang said.

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