Bad to the Brain: Marijuana’s Effects on Adolescents
By Monte Larrick   |   07.20.17
An expert on the effects of marijuana on the brain, particularly the adolescent brain, was not allowed to testify during a recent Illinois Senate hearing on marijuana legalization. However, she did speak with the Illinois Family Institute which is fighting the big push for legalized pot.
State’s Attorney Jerry Brady Speaks on the Opioid Problem
07.01.17
State’s Attorney Jerry Brady speaks to the Peoria Patriots about the Opioid Problem. He mentioned that over the last couple of years, he and a group of others have been meeting to form a plan on changing the heroin issues...
Illinois Police Give a Warning on Marijuana Legalization
By Monte Larrick   |   06.23.17
Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel predicts that legalized marijuana will put more drugged drivers on Illinois roadways and cause more headaches for Illinois than all its tax revenue is worth.
The Opioid Problem in Your Backyard
06.13.17
An article in the Peoria County Star highlights the deadly spread of opiate abuse in cities across America, including Peoria, an example of middle America. Peoria County States Attorney Jerry Brady will discuss this serious issue and answers questions.  ...
Update on Hearing to Legalize Marijuana
By Kathy Valente   |   04.20.17
Only two witnesses were allowed to testify at the joint hearing on marijuana on April 19th.  Neither were from our side. One was from the National Conference of State Legislators. The other was Barbara Brohl, the czar of Colorado’s marijuana...
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Enticed by Illusions of Revenue, IL Lawmakers look to Legalize Recreational Pot
By Monte Larrick   |   04.03.17
The idea of legalizing recreational marijuana in Illinois is no longer a pipe dream. Lawmakers are considering two pro-buzz bills that if enacted are sure to jeopardize safety and brain power in our state.
Reducing Drug Penalties Leads to Harrowin’ Problems
By Monte Larrick   |   03.10.17
An expert on the new generation of very potent marijuana is cautioning lawmakers in Illinois against taking any steps that would weaken penalties for activities involving pot and other drugs.
Drugged Driving and Cannabis Related Deaths on the Rise
By Kathy Valente   |   01.13.17
On January 1, 2014, an Illinois law went into effect allowing marijuana for “medical” use. As a result, drugged driving is now on the rise in Illinois.
Is Our Constitution Going to Pot?
12.15.16
Imagine this: Upon taking his oath of office, President Donald Trump instructs his new attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to ignore civil rights laws. How would that go over?
The Multiple Harms of Marijuana for Youth
11.09.16
Federal Law in the United States has prohibited the manufacture, sale, and distribution of marijuana for more than 70 years. However, with the discovery of potential medicinal properties of marijuana and the increasing misperception that the drug is harmless, there have arisen increased efforts to achieve its broad legalization despite persistent problems of abuse.
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