Asked about whether Illinois should follow the lead of California, Michigan and other states in legalizing the use of marijuana for pain relief and other medical conditions, candidates for the state house seat representing Evanston raised no objections to the idea.

Here’s what Jeff Smith and Edmund Moran had to say on the issue.

The other three candidates in the race passed on a chance to add to what Smith and Moran had said at the debate held Nov. 22 at Kingsley Elementary School in Evanston.

The recent legalization of medical marijuana in Michigan has led to the establishment of a school to teach potential suppliers how to grow pot, as reported in this story Sunday in the New York Times.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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