Inaction On Pot Creates Cloud For Patients

(Chicago, IL) — The lead sponsor of the state’s medical marijuana said it’s a failure on the part of outgoing Governor Pat Quinn to leave office Monday without approving licenses for companies that want to grow and sell pot. State representative Lou Lang said it’s also a failure for the patients who have been waiting for the relief from pain and other symptoms that medical marijuana would provide. Quinn gave no explanation for the decision not to act, and the matter now becomes an issue for Governor Bruce Rauner, who has expressed reservations about the way the licenses for dispensaries and cultivation centers were to be awarded. His spokesman has only promised to review the law.