Libertarian candidates file suit against ban on medical marijuana campaign contributions



SPRINGFIELD — Two Libertarians seeking state office are suing the state over its prohibition on campaign contributions from the medical marijuana industry.

Claire Ball of Addison is seeking the office of state comptroller as a Libertarian Party of Illinois candidate, and Scott Schluter of Marion is running for the Legislature in the 117th Representative District under the same banner.

In their federal lawsuit filed Nov. 19, the two argue the state’s ban on campaign giving by medical marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries, as well as related political action committees, violates the protections of free speech and free association guaranteed in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. They also cite protections afforded in Article 1, Sections 4 and 5, of the Illinois Constitution.

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