The Argument Against Legalizing Marijuana In Illinois

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Marijuana plants with their buds are nearly ready for harvest in the "Flower Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill., on Sept. 15, 2015. Seth Perlman / Associated Press
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Marijuana plants with their buds are nearly ready for harvest in the "Flower Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill., on Sept. 15, 2015. Seth Perlman / Associated Press

The Argument Against Legalizing Marijuana In Illinois

As Illinois continues to operate without a budget and the state gets deeper and deeper into its financial hole, many have wondered whether legalizing marijuana could provide the state with enough revenue to help turn things around.

Morning Shift spoke with Kevin Sabet, president and CEO of Smart Approaches To Marijuana and former Senior Advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy during the Obama administration.

Sabet was recently in Chicago to speak to providers in the healthcare industry about what he calls the seven myths about marijuana, including the idea that legalization means an automatic financial boom for states