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Joint Hearing Over the Legalization of Marijuana Fires Up Local Lawmaker

A special joint hearing between the Senate and House Appropriations committees was held last Wednesday in Chicago to discuss the legalization of marijuana in the state of Illinois.
In an interview heard on our WHOW Morning Show on 4/20, a day recognized around the world as a celebration of the most notorious cannabinoid, Senator Chapin Rose made his feelings known about prioritizing the highly debated legalization of marijuana over the need to hammer out a budget for the state.
The House did come up with a life-line budget which would fund some services for a few months, but Rose was not impressed.
The senator had three welfare reform bills, for which he was called "mean spirited," killed in subcommittee. Two of these bills were drug related.
No voting took place at the joint hearing.

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