Law Enforcement, NAACP, Catholic Bishops Unite Against Recreational Pot Legalization
May 9, 2019 3:59PM CDT
Law enforcement officials, Illinois NAACP representatives, and Illinois Catholic bishops are banding together with other anti-marijuana advocacy groups to stand against the legalization of recreational pot. The groups lobbied in Springfield yesterday against a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana. Law enforcement officials were concerned about public safety risks, while NAACP representatives argued that the bill would lead to increased discrimination against minorities.