State Rep. Bryant Says Fully Legalizing Marijuana Takes It Too Far

State Rep. Bryant Says Fully Legalizing Marijuana Takes It Too Far

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers are in the middle of their annual veto session, but there are thoughts about what is to come under Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker’s tenure.

One of the biggest questions is whether recreational marijuana will become law in the state. 115th District State Rep. Terri Bryant, who was recently re-elected to serve a third term, says while she’s a big supporter of medical marijuana, she does not support selling the drug recreationally.

Bryant says she sees recreational marijuana as a gateway drug that leads to more severe drug use and bigger crimes down the road for some users.