Effort to legalize marijuana in Illinois coming together

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By Greg Bishop Illinois News Network SPRINGFIELD — A plan to legalize cannabis for adult use in Illinois is starting to come together in Springfield even as some lawmakers push for a slower, more cautious approach to legalize. State Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, has Senate Bill 7. She said with 800,000 monthly marijuana users, and only 35,000 card holders for the state’s medical program, it’s clear prohibition doesn’t work and it’s time to try a taxed and regulated industry.

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