Legalize pot? No way, says leader of state police chief association


The suburban police chief recently elected president of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police says he’s making it a top priority to fight the legalization of recreational marijuana use here. “It is a disastrous move,” Chief Steven Stelter said, ticking off more than a half-dozen reasons the association opposes the proposed Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act . Among them: more fatal crashes and more violent crime in states that have legalized it.

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