In the Tribune column, Change of Subject, Eric Zorn writes about House Bill 1, which passed both houses last week, and would allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana in Illinois. On whether Governor Quinn will sign the bill, Zorn writes:
Quinn sometimes dithers publicly when bills land on his desk. In early 2011, for example, he played Hamlet on the abolition of the death penalty for nearly two months, continually (allegedly) seeking more input from more sources on an issue that had already been exhaustively reported and researched, until he finally signed the bill.
But there was no dither in his response Monday, even though he said it will be "a month or so" before he acts on the bill.