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Doug Truax on Drugs

 


Medical marijuana is a state issue

Republican contenders for Senate say they would not vote to legalize medical marijuana at the federal level, though one of them voted in favor of such a measure in Illinois. Despite his support of legalizing medical marijuana in Illinois, state Sen. Jim Oberweis said the issue should not be addressed at the federal level. "The federal government needs to let the states individually decide how to handle the issue of medicinal marijuana," the Sugar Grove Republican said in a prepared statement.

His Republican primary election opponent, Doug Truax of Oak Brook, has a similar view on the issue, according to a campaign spokesman, who said, "His position is that it is a state issue, not a federal one." If legalizing recreational use of marijuana came up at the national level, the spokesman said Truax again would argue to leave it up to the states.

Source: Daily Herald on 2014 Illinois GOP Senate primary debate , Feb 21, 2014

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