Cook County Commissioners Place Legalization Referendum on Ballot

Dec 20, 2017 , , , , ,


By unanimous vote, the Cook County, Illinois, Board of Commissioners approved placing a question about legalizing marijuana on the county’s March 20, 2018 ballot. Voters who live in the county will see the following question on their primary ballot:

“Shall the State of Illinois legalize the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products for recreational use by adults 21 and older subject to state regulation, taxation and local ordinance?

Like voters across the state, Cook County voters appear to strongly support this sensible change. A March poll by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University found that 66% of voters in Illinois support a regulatory approach to cannabis control.

Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey put forth the measure, noting the obvious revenue boost cannabis taxation would bring to the county. But he said his real intent in supporting legalization is to end the disproportionate effect prohibition has had on communities of color.


5 responses to “Cook County Commissioners Place Legalization Referendum on Ballot”

  1. Hope this passes in Illinois and then all other states. The Medical Marijuana is a life saver for many in chronic pain that nothing else helps – I am so afraid that the Attorney General , Jeff Sessions , will jerk the sale of Medical Cannabis off the market because of his 1950’s view of it – Wish Trump had never put this jerk in charge

  2. If only we could get Texas to do the same all of the states should Legalize It and get the federal government out of each State’s business leave it up to the people to vote on what they want

  3. Federal legislation would make America great again by increasing hemp production and decrease our dependency on logging and Koch Bros paper and oil business,if you follow the money the Enemies of Hemp and Marijuana are pretty obvious and only for the money!

  4. JEFF SESSIONS IS A TOTAL NITWIT. I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE TRUMP PUT THAT IDIOT AS ATTORNEY GENERAL. I’M STARTING TO WISH TRUMP HAS A HEART ATTACK SO PENCE CAN BECOME PRESIDENT. BUT I THINK PENCE IS ANTI MARIJUANA TOO. AND I VOTED FOR TRUMP. I HAD NO CHOICE , HE’S STILL A BETTER CHOICE THAN THAT SCAM HILLARY.

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