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31
May

LEGALIZE ILLINOIS HAILS PASSAGE OF CANNABIS BILL IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPRINGFIELD (May 31, 2019) – Legalize Illinois issued the following statement today in response to the Illinois House of Representatives voting to pass House Bill (HB) 1438: “Legalize Illinois applauds the Illinois House of Representatives for today’s historic vote to pass the nation’s most equitable bill legalizing adult-use recreational cannabis. We eagerly await Governor Pritzker’s...
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29
May

LEGALIZE ILLINOIS APPLAUDS CLERGY GROUP FOR BOLD STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF CANNABIS LEGALIZATION

Legalize Illinois praised Clergy for a New Drug Policy today for a letter it issued calling on the Illinois General Assembly immediately to legalize recreational cannabis for adult use. The letter, signed by 58 members of the clergy, cites the social justice and public safety aspects of the bill currently under consideration as the most...
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20
May

Six in 10 Illinoisans want recreational pot treated ‘just like alcohol,’ poll shows

The Global Strategy Group poll, commissioned by Think Big Illinois, asked 802 Illinois registered voters between April 29 and May 1 whether they supported or opposed “legalizing recreational marijuana, taxing it, and regulating it just like alcohol.”
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19
May

CASSIDY IS RIGHT: TEEN CANNABIS USE IS DOWN SINCE POT LEGALIZATION

The Better Government Association recently got it wrong when they said state Rep. Kelly Cassidy falsely claimed teen cannabis use has declined in states that have legalized cannabis. (“Fact-check: Democrat blowing smoke with claim of decreased teen marijuana use”)In fact, Rep. Cassidy is right.
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18
May

ILLINOIS EXPUNGEMENT PROPOSAL FOR POT CONVICTIONS ONE OF NATION’S BROADEST

Out of the 10 states that have legalized recreational marijuana, only California has a plan similar to Senate Bill 7 in Illinois to streamline the scrubbing of records for large numbers of marijuana convictions.
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