House sends Tobacco 21 measure to governor’s desk

Illinois News Network May 30, 2018   Legislation to raise the purchasing age of tobacco products including cigarettes to 21 in Illinois passed the Illinois House Wednesday and now goes to Gov. Bruce Rauner for his signature or a veto. The House approved the Tobacco 21 initiative on a largely party line vote, 61-49, on…

Marijuana, Opioids Rival Alcohol As Factors in Traffic Fatalities

Marijuana, Opioids Rival Alcohol As Factors in Traffic Fatalities Source: Forbes Greg Gardner May 31, 2018 Marijuana, opioids and non-alcoholic drugs are more likely to be found in drivers killed in vehicular crashes than alcohol, according to a new study released Thursday by the Governors Highway Safety Association. The study, titled “Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and…