You definitely wouldn't get this with a Republican governor.https://week.com/news/breaking-news/2019/05/04/pritzker-rolls-out-bill-to-legalize-recreational-marijuana-by-january-1/
I look forward to smoking a joint after a hard days work.
In DC the voters passed cannabis laws. Republican Andy Harris, not of DC, has been trying to further strip DC voters of their rights as Americans by nullifying their vote.I have no doubt Republicans will find a way to stop this.
Just checked and seems that IL is Democrat controlled now, so maybe it'll pass.
Rauner, besides being a republican, was simply horrible at the job. No political feel whatsoever.Don't like Pritzker, didn't vote for him in the primary, but, in the general, he was very much the lesser of 2 evils. (Daniel Bliss would have been a better choice IMO.)
On the plus side, people will stop being arrested for carrying around small quantities of a harmless plant.While I have no issue with legalization for recreational use I believe this will not solve Illinois's long standing debt crisis. It is just a band aid that will not stop the bleeding. Pension reform is what is truly needed to really get Illinois back on track but that would require a State Constitutional amendment.
Mike Madigan helped sign that amendment back in 1970 and it is unlikely that he will lead the way in amending it even though the party he leads has a supermajority.
This will just be one more tax for residents that already pay some of the highest taxes in the country.