U.S. judge OKs medical cannabis donations to Illinois political causes

A federal judge struck down an Illinois law barring medical marijuana businesses and canna-centric political action committees from donating to political campaigns, a decision that could give the state’s MJ industry a bigger say in local elections. U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee ruled Friday that a state law preventing MMJ businesses from donating to Illinois political action committees and candidates was unconstitutional, saying it violated First Amendment free speech rights, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. In his decision, Judge Lee said MMJ companies¬†have as much right as any other business to make political contributions, according to ... U.S. judge OKs medical cannabis donations to Illinois political causes is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs