Illinois Lawmakers Want to Legalize Cannabis in Illinois

Illinois Lawmakers Want to Legalize Cannabis in Illinois

FOX 32 NEWS – The recreational use of marijuana may not be legalized in Illinois this year, but two state legislators still plan to begin public hearings next week, and it may become an issue in next year’s campaign for governor.

Eight states and the District of Columbia now allow adults to possess and consume cannabis, the active ingredient in marijuana, treating it as an intoxicant similar to alcohol.

Two North Side state legislators argued that if Illinois joined them, there would be lots of new tax revenue each year.

‘We estimate that doing it this way could generate revenues of up to $350 million to $700 million,’ said Senator Heather Steans.”

Read more here: http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/248249940-story

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