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Jim Oberweis on Drugs

 


Who am I to say patients shouldn't use medical marijuana?

Despite his support of legalizing medical marijuana in Illinois, state Sen. Jim Oberweis said the issue should not be addressed at the federal level. "The federal government needs to let the states individually decide how to handle the issue of medicinal marijuana," the Republican said.

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.

Source: Daily Herald on 2014 Illinois GOP Senate primary debate , Feb 21, 2014

Let doctoral psychologists prescribe controlled substances

Oberweis voted Yea on SB 2187, "Authorizing Doctoral Level Psychologists to Prescribe Controlled Substances". Bill Passed Senate 37-10. OnTheIssues Synopsis:
Source: OnTheIssues synopsis of Illinois legislative voting records , Apr 25, 2013

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