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What the marijuana referendum means for the future of legal pot in Cook County

State Sen. Heather Steans, who introduced legislation in Illinois to legalize recreational marijuana, talks about what Tuesday's non-binding referendum of recreational weed could mean for the future of the state.


Marijuana referendum could strengthen movement to legalize in Illinois, but naysayers say ballot question unfair

A Cook County referendum showing overwhelming support for legalizing marijuana has given a push to the movement to allow recreational use of the drug statewide, but opponents object that it wasn’t a fair vote.


Recreational marijuana wins big, if non-binding, vote in Illinois Primary

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Pot, MJ, marijuana, weed; it's all on the shelves of medical marijuana dispensary Dispensary 33 in Andersonville. And the owner is not remotely surprised by the landslide victory of the Cook County referendum to legalize recreational marijuana use in Illinois.


Money And The Legal Weed Debate In Illinois

Marijuana legalization is getting another look in Illinois, particularly for the money it could bring the state. The state has overdue bills nearing $9 billion after a more than two-year budget stalemate, and some argue a little extra cash could go a long way.


Simon Poll: Illinois Voters Like Recreational Marijuana and Local Leaders

A majority of Illinois voters wants to legalize recreational marijuana according to a new poll from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU.


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