Lawmakers Listen To Pitch For Legal Marijuana In Illinois

(Chicago, IL)  —  Illinois lawmakers say as many as 750-thousand people in the state already smoke marijuana. So why not legalize and tax it? Marijuana advocates told lawmakers in Chicago yesterday that Illinois is ready to join other states to legalize marijuana for recreational use. State Senator Heather Steans said two years ago she would’ve said ‘No.’ Now, she’s leading the legalization effort at the Capitol.