Will Illinois Legalize Recreational Marijuana? Lawmakers Argue as Deadline Looms
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Will Illinois Legalize Recreational Marijuana? Lawmakers Argue as Deadline Looms

Lawmakers in Springfield are still trying to figure out what to do about legalizing cannabis.

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April 16, 2019

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) - The effort to legalize recreational marijuana use in Illinois has slowed down considerably as both Republican and Democrat lawmakers believe they may not have legislation drafted by a May 31st deadline.

"It's more than just saying it's a legal boom. There's a lot to it," said State Rep. Maurice West (D-Rockford).

Lawmakers in Springfield are still trying to figure out what to do about legalizing the drug.

"There's a lot of people who are for it, and there's a lot of people who are against it," West said.

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