Illinois is very close to legalizing medical marijuana. In November Massachusetts joined 17 other states and the District of Columbia in permitting medical marijuana use, while Colorado and Washington ventured even further, legalizing the psychoactive herb for recreation.
The legalization of medical marijuana in Illinois which would give high school students even more access to “weed” than they already have at their beck and call, at a time when heavy teen marijuana use is rapidly rising across this nation. This could spell real trouble for local school systems throughout the state of Illinois.
According to Steve Pasierb, President land CEO of The Partnership at Drugfree.org: “Kids who begin using drugs or alcohol as teenagers are more likely to struggle with substance disorders when compared to those who start using after their teenage years.”