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Question of legal pot in Illinois could go to voters in November

Should marijuana be legal in Illinois? That question may end up on the November ballot. The State Senate voted 37-13 today to approve the following question:
“Shall the State of Illinois legalize the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products for recreational use by adults 21 and older subject to state regulation, taxation and local ordinance?”

Now it goes to the Illinois House of Representatives. If the question does end up on the November ballot, the results aren’t considered binding. Instead, the question would serve as an opinion poll.

A similar question is already planned for Cook County voters on the March 20 primary election ballot.