Rauner sends pot bills back to lawmakers

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Friday, August 14, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- Gov. Bruce Rauner used his veto powers this week to make changes to a pair of marijuana bills.

Lawmakers sent him a bill that would fine those caught with up to 15 grams of pot between $55 and $125. Rauner instead wants to lower the threshold to 10 grams and raised fines to between $100 and $200.

In another veto letter, the governor shortened an extension to the four-year medical marijuana program to just four more months.

The bills go back to the legislature for consideration.