MPP's Illinois Voter Guide

Nov 03, 2016 Chris Lindsey

Board of Elections, IL, Illinois, voter guide

Illinois has made significant improvements to its marijuana laws in recent years, but there is much work yet to be done. Despite recent gains, advocates in Illinois must ensure that elected officials continue to support positive change. You can contribute as an informed voter, and MPP wants to help.2000px-Seal_of_Illinois.svg
Click here to check out our 2016 Illinois Voter’s Guide. It breaks down lawmakers by district and offers incumbent voting records on key marijuana bills in recent years. Our list includes the original 2013 medical cannabis law, two medical cannabis improvement bills, and MPP’s decriminalization bill that passed earlier this year.
To verify if you are registered to vote, and to find out which district you are in, visit the State Board of Election’s voter registration lookup tool. For general questions, including locations for polling places, visit the agency's main page.
Please know where your lawmakers stand, and if you haven’t done so already, be sure to vote on Tuesday, November 8!

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Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Emerges as Top Issue in Kentucky Governor's Race

Oct 29, 2015 Matt Simon

Board of Elections, Jack Conway, Kentucky, KY, Matt Bevin

Medical marijuana unexpectedly dominated much of the news coverage following a recent debate between the major party candidates for Kentucky governor, Republican Matt Bevin and Democrat Jack Conway.

Conway, Kentucky's former Attorney General, tried to dismiss the issue from serious consideration. “I don’t want to hear from some hipsters out in Hawaii saying Kentucky needs medical marijuana,” he reportedly said. Bevin, on the other hand, acknowledged “there is unequivocal medical evidence” that medical marijuana is beneficial for certain conditions.

[caption id="attachment_9298" align="alignright" width="200"]Businessman_and_political_candidate_Matt_Bevin Matt Bevin[/caption]

Bevin made it clear that he does not support legalization for adult use, but he also acknowledged that prohibition has been unsuccessful:

“We’re on the campus of a university,” the Republican said. Addressing the students in the audience of one thousand, he asked: “Is it not already easy for you to find this on the streets? Come on! Who are we kidding? The only people who can’t get it are the people who abide by the law!”

For information on how and where to vote in the election on November 3, visit the Kentucky State Board of Elections’ Voter Information Center.

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