Illinois “Cannabis Congressman” Candidate Smokes Weed in New Campaign Photo – News

In Illinois, there are several candidates who have recently voiced support for cannabis reform, but none as boldly as Congressional candidate Benjamin Thomas Wolf.

Wolf is running for the 5th Congressional District of Illinois, a district of young voters who he hopes to win over with his support for cannabis and gun reform. “If young people vote they can have anything they want, they just need to believe. “We realize that cannabis can bring billions of dollars to the state, it’s medicine for millions of people around the country, it changes criminal justice reform, and personally I think it’s a wonderful recreational substance as well. “

Wolf is not the only candidate running for office in Illinois this year that believes that legal weed can solve some of the state’s problems. Practically every Democratic candidate running for governor or attorney general this year has expressed some degree of support for cannabis reform. Gubernatorial candidate Daniel Bliss is actively co-sponsoring legislation to legalize cannabis in the state, arguing that legalization will put an end to racially disproportionate enforcement of prohibition laws. Other candidates argue that legal pot tax revenue will help the state’s financial woes or ease the burden on state law enforcement and prisons.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of Republican candidates running for these offices are

This March, Illinois voters themselves will have a chance to weigh in on the debate over cannabis legalization in the Prairie State. The referendum is non-binding, so a “yes” vote will not immediately make pot legal in the state.

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