Durbin, Kirk Differ About Marijuana

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk staked out opposing positions on marijuana today during a coffee with constituents on Capitol Hill.

Durbin, a Democrat, said he supported the use of medical marijuana for people with conditions such as glaucoma. Kirk, a Republican, said he preferred that marijuana “be restricted as much as possible.”

Illinois lawmakers this year approved a pilot program to allow patients with serious illnesses to use medical marijuana. [Read more…]