Politician Info
A- Fran Hurley (D - IL)

Holds office State House District 35

Candidate in race for State House District 35

Position on Marijuana Legalization

"An important lesson we learned from Prohibition is that it is impossible to enforce a law if a majority of the citizens do not believe in it. Based in the results of Cook County‚Äôs recent non-binding referendum on marijuana legalization, it appears a majority of my constituents favor some form of legalized, recreational marijuana usage. Additionally, the possibility of raising new revenue and redirecting law enforcement to more pressing matters, like violent crime, are good arguments for legalization. As such, I favor moving forward with legalization. However, this is not something the state should rush into without careful consideration. Many issues remain unaddressed, like the inability to reliably determine impairment of drivers who may be intoxicated due to marijuana use. The 101st General Assembly should spend considerable time and resources debating this issue before we act."  (Chicago Sun Times, 10/19/18)

Co-sponsored Legislation

SB10 - 'Adds PTSD as a qualifying condition' (2016)

SB2023 - Medical Cannabis Sunset Bill (2019)

 

Votes
Medical Cannabis Pilot Program
Yes
SB2636
Yes
SB10
Yes
Decriminalization Bill
Yes
Ashley's Law
Yes
Alternative to Opiates
Yes
Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act
Yes
Medical Cannabis Sunset Bill
Yes
Ashley's Law 2.0
Yes
Contact Fran Hurley

Email: repfranhurley@gmail.com

Web: http://ilhousedems.com/project/rep-fran-hurley/

Phone: 217-782-8200

Address

281-S Stratton Office Building

Springfield, IL 62706

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