ABOUT US.

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.

CANNABIS LEGALIZATION IN THE U.S.

  • Legalized Medical Cannabis
  • Legalized Recreational and
    Medical Cannabis

WHY LEGALIZE ILLINOIS

  1. making history

    Illinois would become the second largest state to legalize adult-use cannabis and become the third largest jurisdiction in the world to do so.

  2. good government

    Illinois would be the second state to legalize through legislative action. Other than Vermont, all other states legalized through costly ballot measures.

  3. great math

    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.

  4. real justice

    Opportunity to enact nation-leading restorative justice laws that would finally provide equity in a system which has traditionally been closed to minority communities.

  5. springfield support

    Supportive newly-elected Governor, Senate President, and House Speaker.

PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR LEGALIZATION

ILLINOIS VOTERS*

*Spring 2019 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Poll

CITY OF CHICAGO

DOWNSTATE

  • Support
  • Oppose
  • Unsure

OUR COALITION PARTNERS