Illinois Recreational Marijuana Legalization Bill Signed Into Law
Rep. Kelly Cassidy, of Chicago, worked for more than two years with Steans and fellow Democratic co-sponsors, Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, of Peoria, and Sen. Toi Hutchinson, of Chicago — a group she described as the "Marijuana Moms." She credited the involvement of Pritzker and his staff with making the difference in getting the bill passed.
"This bill is not perfect. It's not the end of the conversation. We've often noted that every year there are several alcohol-related bills debated in our chamber. This continues," Cassidy said. "But today, we're hitting the 'reset' button on the war on drugs. Today we begin the process of undoing the war on drugs. It's not a one-stop shop here."