State Senator Don DeWitte (R-St. Charles) releases the below statement following the Illinois Senate’s passage of House Bill 1438, which would legalize the use of recreational cannabis.
“While I appreciate some of the recent changes made to the proposal by the sponsors, I still have some serious concerns.
“The public expects that if Illinois is going to generate new money from this proposal that it’ll go toward our current fiscal distress. Instead, this proposal only allocates ten percent of its revenues to unpaid bills.
“Furthermore, the lack of law enforcement tools available to test whether an individual is driving under the influence of marijuana has been a concern of mine since the beginning of this discussion. Until an accurate tool is available, I cannot support this measure.”