The chief sponsor of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Illinois will spend his weekend working the phones. State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) thought he had enough votes to pass the three-year pilot program legalizing medical marijuana this week. But there were a few too many lawmakers on the fence, so Lang decided not to call the bill for a vote, fearing it would fall short. He’ll be calling those lawmakers this weekend.
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There’s also another holdup: reports that a Waukegan company has hired some lobbying muscle to ensure it is the only provider of medical marijuana if this proposal becomes law.