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It wasn’t democracy that forced dangerous pot option on communities

By Barbara Shafer

Editors Note: The Opt Out groups in Illinois have educated themselves to see through the smokescreen of marijuana legalization.  We thought this article in The Daily Herald touched on every major reason why states shouldn’t legalize marijuana. Heather Steans is the state senator who introduced the bill.  It passed in a shell bill, avoiding much discussion.

Sen. Heather Steans couldn’t be more wrong, answering the question (re: cannabis legalization HB1438) “Is democracy a bad thing?” by stating the bill’s co-authors “don’t think so.” It wasn’t democracy. It was representation gone awry with 104 Illinois legislators speaking on behalf of 12.8 million Illinoisans.

With 60 out of 104 legislators having received a total of $630,000 in marijuana lobbyist money in 2017 and 45 voting yes, is it interesting? Yes. Comped? Maybe. Democracy? No. Continue reading It wasn’t democracy that forced dangerous pot option on communities

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