Legalize Illinois is a coalition that supports replacing the harmful and ineffective prohibition of cannabis with a marketplace that creates equitable opportunities for a new generation of owners and workers, establishes regulation in order to ensure strict standards and safer communities, and provides new revenue for our state.
Illinois would become the second largest state to legalize adult-use cannabis and become the third largest jurisdiction in the world to do so.
Illinois would be the second state to legalize through legislative action. Other than Vermont, all other states legalized through costly ballot measures.
Will provide up to $525 million in new tax revenue for the state and will create nearly 24,000 new jobs, and 2,600 new businesses.
Opportunity to enact nation-leading restorative justice laws that would finally provide equity in a system which has traditionally been closed to minority communities.
Supportive newly-elected Governor, Senate President, and House Speaker.
*Spring 2019 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Poll