Jim Oberweis on Drugs
Illinois legalized medical marijuana last summer. Oberweis voted for it and after it passed the state Senate he said, "The bottom line is: Who am I to say that they shouldn't be allowed to use that if in fact that will help them?"
But if it came up at the federal level, Oberweis would argue it wouldn't be Congress' place to legalize it. In a prepared statement, he said, "The federal government needs to let the states make decisions for themselves, the same way states get to set their own speed limits and handle their own economic policies."
Twenty states have legalized medical marijuana and two states, Washington and Colorado, have legalized the recreational use of marijuana.
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