Illinois House approves marijuana legalization bill backed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker

“With a bipartisan vote of 66-47, the House approved a bill Friday that had been passed by the Senate Wednesday. “

“Supporters hailed the measure as an acknowledgement that the prohibition of marijuana has failed, and they argued that the bill will begin to address decades of racial disparities in the prosecution of drug crimes. “

“‘Prohibition hasn’t built communities. In fact, it has destroyed them,’ said Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, who worked with Chicago Democratic Sen. Heather Steans for more than two years to craft the bill.”

Source: The Chicago Tribune

Lea Negron