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Illinois Senator Introduces Marijuana Research Bill

The goal would be bypassing federal barriers

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) proposed a new bill that would bypass federal barriers of marijuana research.

The goal of the proposed Expanding Cannabis Research and Information Act is to dive deeper into potential harms and benefits of marijuana in light of the recent marijuana bill Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker signed.

“We need better understanding of promising uses of cannabis for treatment, as well as how marijuana use impacts public safety and specific populations – including children, pregnant women, and driver,” Durbin said in a news release.


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