Is Illinois inching closer to legalizing marijuana?A bill would make possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis a civil rather than a criminal infraction. It passed the Senate on Tuesday 41-14 with bipartisan votes.Republican Sen. Dale Righter objected to the bill, saying the law sets a bad precedent for young people who abuse drugs. “Because this bill says if you, or you can get your parents to, write a $200 check, that’s all you need to do,” Righter said.Democratic Sen. Bill Haine said the measure allows local jurisdictions to address those concerns.
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