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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:09 PM Nov 2018

Pritzker wants to legalize recreational marijuana 'nearly right away' in Illinois [View all]


CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) - Governor-elect JB Pritzker said Wednesday he wants to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois almost immediately after being sworn in next year.

“That’s something we can work on nearly right away,” Pritzker told FOX 32’s Mike Flannery.

He also said he will look at vacating arrest records for those who have been convicted of crimes involving marijuana.

“I definitely want to look at all those arrest records. If we’re going to legalize recreational marijuana, then we shouldn’t have all the, what I think are, challenges in our criminal justice system, you know, still existing, people sitting in prison for things that are currently legal,” Pritzker said.

The governor-elect can legalize recreational marijuana simply by signing legislation passed by lawmakers in the general assembly. Illinois residents do not have to vote to approve the measure.


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Florida here, super jealous.😉 dewsgirl Nov 2018 #1
How do ya think I feel here in Wisconsin? htuttle Nov 2018 #6
My family drove to the flatlands to buy oleo back in the day dembotoz Nov 2018 #37
Maryland here. My envy grows as I see states GWC58 Nov 2018 #16
We're Getting Snow Flurries In Southern IL JimGinPA Nov 2018 #38
I want our new MI governor to expunge all non-violent state MJ offenses. roamer65 Nov 2018 #2
She already has that on her agenda.... LovingA2andMI Nov 2018 #4
Sweet! roamer65 Nov 2018 #10
Pritzker doesn't want to lose tax revenue to MI. roamer65 Nov 2018 #3
Smart Move... LovingA2andMI Nov 2018 #5
Indiana has threatened to persecute anyone coming out of MI over MJ. roamer65 Nov 2018 #9
In a Majority of Cases, they won't... LovingA2andMI Nov 2018 #12
Yeah. I try to drive through IN and not spend money. roamer65 Nov 2018 #13
Crossroads of America waddirum Nov 2018 #34
Pretty Much.... LovingA2andMI Nov 2018 #41
Yeah well we here in Illinois should sue Indiana for their loose gun laws. Yes, crimes involving Thekaspervote Nov 2018 #19
They think they are so libertarian MountCleaners Nov 2018 #35
Will Pence now advocate building a wall around his home state? KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2018 #20
It could also save a lot of money by lowering the prison population. GoCubsGo Nov 2018 #7
No. He is doing what is sane and ethical. Blue_true Nov 2018 #14
Yes, but Illinois has serious budget issues. roamer65 Nov 2018 #15
Legal pot won't help with the budget. Blue_true Nov 2018 #18
It Has Certainly Generated Some Revenue For Colorado JimGinPA Nov 2018 #25
Colorado is a fairly small state with a non diverse economy. Blue_true Nov 2018 #30
That's what i said AwakeAtLast Nov 2018 #29
Excellent. dalton99a Nov 2018 #8
We are desperate for money here in Illinois. The pension costs are insane mucifer Nov 2018 #11
Underfunding Chicago1980 Nov 2018 #23
Wow jcgoldie Nov 2018 #17
The Green Wave is coming! KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2018 #21
Prohibition is a failed public polcy, again. Legalize, regulate, and tax it because cannabis can TeamPooka Nov 2018 #22
Congratulations from a Weed state! yuiyoshida Nov 2018 #24
Congrats from a GWC58 Nov 2018 #27
Hopefully you will soon! yuiyoshida Nov 2018 #31
That's how I wanna do; vaping. GWC58 Nov 2018 #32
You will find after a while you will yuiyoshida Nov 2018 #33
The really great thing about going to a cannabis GWC58 Nov 2018 #39
I have been told the strain of weed these days is like yuiyoshida Nov 2018 #42
Priztker will not only see that pot is legal, he is going to expunge all pot-related charges and beachbum bob Nov 2018 #26
We in Michigan did it with Proposal 1. muntrv Nov 2018 #28
I think he just won re-election in 2022! bushisanidiot Nov 2018 #36
I think marijuana legalization... MountCleaners Nov 2018 #40
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