Chicago Voters Embrace Cannabis Legalization in a Big Way - Cannabis News

Published in Illinois

Voters in the Illinois county that includes Chicago have backed the recreational use of cannabis in a nonbinding referendum.

The question for Cook County voters asked if Illinois should legalize “the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products for recreational use by adults 21 and older.”

With nearly all precincts counted, the “yes” vote carried the day, with 63.3% of ballots cast in favor of legalization. 36.7% of voters were against the idea.

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Associated Press via Leafly.com