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Travel writer Rick Steves joins push for recreational marijuana in Illinois

State Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, promoted her legislation to legalize recreational marijuana, Nov. 28, at the James R. Thompson Center.

By Eric Bradach

November 30, 2017

Illinois has a golden opportunity to increase public safety, public health and tax revenue and also end a racist policy by disbanding “Reefer Madness” talking points and legalizing adult recreationa...

State Sen. Heather Steans (left) and State Rep. Kelly  Cassidy (right) authored legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois.

Illinois lawmakers say recreational weed could fix state budget

April 24, 2017

With no solution in sight for the state’s budget crisis, some Illinois lawmakers are advocating for  regulating and taxing recreational marijuana to help fund devastated state-funded programs, inclu...

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