ILLINOIS: A day after outgoing governor Pat Quinn tossed the medical marijuana hot potato to his successor Bruce Rauner, the new governor gave only the vaguest description of how he plans to proceed with the program.
After vowing to complete the licensing process for growers and sellers by year’s end, the Quinn administration failed to issue any licenses, leaving the job to Rauner, who publicly ridiculed the medical marijuana program during the campaign.
“I’m concerned about the process,” Rauner said today during a signing ceremony in Springfield. “I don’t think it’s been run well.
“I expressed my concern during the campaign, that it looked like some folks had left the administration,” he said. “They were playing lobbying roles, they were working with some of their friends to get some of these contracts.”