Cannabis Reform Candidate and Ballot Measure Win Big in Illinois Primary Election – News

Photo The “reeferendum,” which amassed approval from some two-thirds of county voters, stated: “Shall the State of Illinois legalize the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products for recreational use by adults 21 and older subject to state regulation, taxation and local ordinance?”

With citywide decriminalization already dropping Chicago’s cannabis arrest numbers to a historic low in 2017, it appears that Cook County residents are ready to make the leap to total legalization. Html” target=” blank”>told the Chicago Tribune. ‘The number of people who have been in our jails for marijuana use seems ridiculous. There are a lot of other crimes to pursue than for smoking marijuana. “

Outside of Cook County’s populous hub, Democrats across the state took to the polls on Tuesday to support a pro-cannabis candidate to represent them in November’s contest for Illinois governor. Throughout the primary process, Pritzker has time and again expressed his support for comprehensive cannabis legalization, promising to legalize the plant for recreational use if he is elected.

Still, if Cook County is any indication, Illinois residents will be behind Pritzker’s 420-friendly policy positions wholeheartedly.

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