Republican Senator Breaks With Pritzker Over Expungement In Cannabis Deal
May 13, 2019 12:28PM CDT
A central Illinois Republican lawmaker is breaking with Governor Pritzker, saying a portion of the cannabis legalization plan could be a dealbreaker. State Senator Jason Barickman says the component of the proposal that would expunge the record of minor offenses related to marijuana is unacceptable. The latest proposal would forgive the criminal records of anyone who was convicted for possession of up to 500 grams of marijuana.