Marijuana Legalization Hearings, Support Coalition Announced

State lawmakers unveiled a coalition in support of their bill to legalize recreational marijuana, as Sen. Heather Steans (D, IL-7) and Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D, IL-14) announced plans to hold the first subject matter hearings about the proposal next Wednesday in Chicago.

Poll shows ‘large majorities’ of Illinois voters support legalizing marijuana

Illinoisans of all ages, political party affiliations and regions of the state favor legalizing marijuana and regulating and taxing it like alcohol, as provided in legislation proposed by state Rep. Kelly Cassidy on March 22.

Illinois lawmakers propose legalizing recreational marijuana

Lawmakers are proposing to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois but say the legislation probably won't come up for a vote until next year.

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