SPRINGFIELD - Last week, the Illinois House moved forward through committee a bill legalizing marijuana and one Republican state reprensentative reported Monday to his constituents the progress on Democrat lawmaker Lou Lang's third attempt to pass the bill. Read the description and you tell us - is Republican State Representative Ron Sandack from conservative Downers Grove for or against legalization pot in Illinois? Point out your hints as to his position:
"House committee moves controversial "medical cannabis" bill. HB 1, approved 11-4 and sent to the House floor for further discussion and debate, would enact, on a pilot-program basis, a tightly controlled marketplace in Illinois to enable some specialty physicians to prescribe marijuana to a limited number of patients. Cancer, HIV and multiple sclerosis would be among the short list of diagnoses that a doctor could use to prescribe marijuana. Patients without a specific qualifying diagnosis would not enjoy the right to purchase the drug. The drug could only be purchased at a tightly-regulated, state-licensed dispensary. 18 states currently have medical-marijuana laws. The House committee vote took place on Wednesday, March 6."