On May 31, Illinois became the first and only state to commercialize marijuana through state legislature. Governor Pritzker hopes the state can raise money this way. The legalization bill passed on the very last day of the legislative session. The law goes into effect January 1.
Other state legislators looked at facts and figures, and rejected legalization this year. Continue reading Big Surprise: Illinois legalizes weed in state legislature
A poll in November found that only 23% of Illinois residents support the legalization of recreational marijuana, while 69% support other options such as maintaining the current decriminalization law. Pollsters interviewed 625 registered voters in Illinois by telephone, making the margin of error plus or minus 4 percent.
We constantly hear that the majority of Americans support legalization of marijuana. What reports don’t always reveal is that results always depend on how the questions are asked. When voters know there’s the option of decriminalization, the polls are very different, as was the case in New York. Continue reading Poll: Illinois residents reject legalized marijuana by huge margin