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Cook County commissioner wants to add marijuana legalization referendum to March 2018 ballot, and other Chicago news

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Chicago Reader
by Kate Shepherd

  • Cook County commissioner wants to add marijuana legalization referendum to March 2018 ballot
  • Cook County commissioner John Fritchey has announced plans "to place an advisory referendum on the March 20 ballot that would allow county voters to weigh in on whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older," according to Sun-Times. Fritchey estimates that legalizing pot could generate between $350 and $700 million in revenue for the state, and argues that it would allow the justice system to focus on more serious offenses. "It's about unclogging our criminal justice system with cases that are consistently dropped," Fritchey said. "It's about having a common-sense policy in place that recognizes that the so-called 'war on drugs' has been a failure on every front." [Sun-Times]



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