Cook County Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Of Recreational Marijuana
Cook County voters were asked yesterday to voice their opinion on legalizing marijuana.
A non-binding referendum on Tuesday's Cook County ballot asked voters if Illinois should legalize "the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products for recreational use by adults 21 and older."
With 93% of the precincts reporting, an overwhelming 68% voted yes to the referendum.
To be clear, this changes NO current laws. What it does though, is inform state politicians that the citizens of Illinois have spoken and they want the law changed.
Proponents of the bill cite the tax money it can bring in. There are also studies that show a correlation of lowered opioid abuse in states where marijuana is legal.
Again this referendum doesn't change anything right now, but you should be looking for this question on your next ballot.