Bureau County Health Dept. to review drug policies for recreational marijuana

PRINCETON – Bureau County’s Health Department discussed recreational marijuana legalization and their concerns with current drug alcohol policies. According to CEO and Public Health Administrator Hector Gomez, the department is working with the county’s administrator to review their drug, alcohol policy and create clear verbiage around the soon-to-be legalized substance. Gomez says as far as he knows, no one at the health department is for the legalization of recreational use, but understand the medicinal aspect to control opioid addiction. Attorneys are to review the policies in place and get back to the county board with information between October and November.