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Illinois: Cook County Voters Approve Non-Binding Adult Use Marijuana Initiative

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Illinois: Adult Use Marijuana Initiative

Chicago, IL: Voters in Cook County, IL (population 5.23 million) have approved a non-binding ballot measure in support of legalizing the adult use of marijuana.

The advisory measure posed to voters the question of whether the state should legalize "the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products for recreational use by adults 21 and older." Over 60 percent of voters decided 'yes' on the ballot question.

Legislation, Senate Bill 2275, to place a similar non-binding ballot item on the Illinois ballot in November recently passed the Senate and awaits further action in the House.

For more information, contact Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director, at (202) 483-5500.