Illinois continues to advance towards its goal to legalize recreational cannabis in 2019.
JB Pritzker, a major advocate of legalization, is leading the big push toward legalization. It was a staple of his campaign and now that he’s in office, Pritzker says his goal is to legalize recreational cannabis as quickly as possible.
Legislators have been busy working on a bill to move legalization down the pipeline, and it sounds like they are making a lot of progress.
Here’s an update that comes from the Belleville News-Democrat.
State Sen. Heather Steans and state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, both Chicago Democrats who have been working on marijuana legislation for two years, said they wouldn’t rush the process on behalf of revenue.
“Assuming that we want to have some revenue, I think we’d like to pass it by the end of May,” Steans said. “But I think both Representative Cassidy and I have been very clear that the revenue is not what is motivating or should drive this legislation, but obviously it’s a side benefit piece that can also come.”
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