Pot legislation impacting the court system

August 18, 2016

 

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The new law decriminalizing marijuana in Illinois is causing some problems in the courts. Police say the law won't have much affect on the way they do their jobs. The Champaign County Circuit Clerk says it's a different story after they issue the ticket.

 

Those cases will now fall under a case type called civil law. That category didn't exist in Illinois before this bill was signed. Circuit clerk Katie Blakeman says her concerns are procedural, not philosophical. She says the law creates problems for the courts, and contradicts itself in some areas.... read the full story

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