Medical Marijuana Program Latest to Be Affected by Budget Impasse

The state’s medical marijuana program has become the latest victim of the Illinois budget impasse.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Illinois State Police stopped paying officers assigned to a team that was formed to oversee the medical marijuana program at the end of June.

The seven-member team of retired troopers, supervisors, and a former suburban Chicago deputy police chief, had been getting $25 per hour – as much as $8,000 per month – to investigate alleged violations by growers and sellers in the medical marijuana program.

Those duties are being handled by existing ISP staff until the budget is resolved, according to state police spokesperson Matt Boerwinkle.


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