Cook County commissioners unanimously voted to allow registered voters to decide on recreational marijuana in March. It’s a non-binding question just to see whether voters support recreational marijuana or not. The response will help lawmakers decide which direction to go on the subject.
Many supporters say that legalization could boost the state and local governments’ revenues, according to NBC Chicago. Those in opposition say the “social cost” isn’t worth it. The opposition also reiterates the federal status of marijuana.
Although the ballot question is basically a poll, it may help Illinois take the next step toward full legalization.