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Illinois Scorecard

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Senate Bills

Daines/Merkley Veterans Equal Access Amendment

Permits physicians affiliated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend cannabis therapy to veterans in states that allow for its therapeutic use. More info

Mikulski Amendment Protecting State Medical Marijuana Laws

Limits the Justice Department’s ability to take criminal action against state-licensed operations that are acting in full compliance with the medical marijuana laws of their states. More info

Merkley Marijuana Banking Amendment

Prohibits the US Treasury Department from using federal funds to take punitive actions against banks that provide financial services to marijuana-related businesses that are operating legally under state laws. More info

'N/A' means that the Senator did not have the opportunity to vote on this amendment.

Senators

  • Dick Durbin (D)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

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    Comments

    "No, I tell ya, I think we ought to … let’s approach it this way: let’s watch how the states deal with medical marijuana before we try to establish a national policy." Rather, Durbin says the U.S. needs to loosen up on sentences for drug crimes. He says too much money is spent to imprison drug offenders who aren't dangerous. While Durbin said he supports the use of medical marijuana, he noted that he doesn’t support the decriminalization of the drug, expressing concern about it being a “gateway” to more serious drugs. He said possession of marijuana, however, should not be treated in a criminal fashion, because that could lead to prisons being filled with non-violent offenders.

  • Mark Kirk (R)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: F

    Votes

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    Comments

    Kirk did not address medical marijuana specifically, but said he favored full restrictions on the drug. Kirk said his biggest concern was young people and academics, referencing “burnouts," who he said were generally "lower performing in their careers and their lives." Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced a bill that would dramatically increase prison sentences for marijuana trafficking offenses if the pot in question had THC levels over 15%. Warning Monday that "kush super-marijuana" had invaded the Chicago suburbs, Kirk is calling for prison sentences of up to 25 years for trafficking even small quantities of the kind bud.

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House Bills

Veterans Equal Access Amendment

Permits physicians affiliated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend cannabis therapy to veterans in states that allow for its therapeutic use. More info

McClintock/Polis Amendment

Seeks to halt Justice Department interference among individuals and businesses engaged in state-compliant transactions particular to both the medical or recreational use of cannabis. More info

Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment

Prohibits the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana programs and the patients who rely on them. More info

Reps

  • Jan Schakowsky (D)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: A+

    Votes

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    Cosponsor

    *H.R. 1940: Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2015
    *H.R. 525 Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015
    H.R. 1013 Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol Act
    H.R. 1635 Charlotte's Web Medical Access Act of 2015
    H.R. 1538 CARERS Act of 2015
  • Cheri Bustos (D)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Danny K. Davis (D)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Rodney L. Davis (R)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

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    Cosponsor

    H.R. 1635 Charlotte's Web Medical Access Act of 2015
    H.R. 525 Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015
  • Robert Dold (R)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

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    Cosponsor

    *H.R. 1635 Charlotte's Web Medical Access Act of 2015
  • Tammy Duckworth (D)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Bill Foster (D)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Luis Gutierrez (D)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Robin Kelly (D)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Adam Kinzinger (R)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Mike Quigley (D)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Bobby Rush (D)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Mike Bost (R)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: D

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Randy Hultgren (R)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: D

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Dan Lipinski (D)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: D

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Peter Roskam (R)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: D

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • John Shimkus (R)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: D

    Votes

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Darrin LaHood (R)

    ILLINOIS

    NORML Grade: F

    Votes

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    Comments

    "Medical marijuana legislation has won approval in the state senate despite opposition from a local lawmaker. State Senator Darin LaHood says it’s just something he could not support. He says a recent study of marijuana use by young people shows a correlation between legalization as a medicine and increased illegal use and abuse." 5/20/2013 (Link)
    "“This type of law, and the laws in these other states, they give the justification, the rationale, the normalization that this is somehow benign. That’s the problem. I can’t get over that fact what this has done to teenagers in other states,” LaHood said, adding that he believes marijuana is addictive and often leads to other drug use." (Link)

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