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July 28, 2014, 1:30 pm
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Illinois NORML: Politics and Perception In Way of Legalizing Recreational Cannabis


Illinois lawmakers may be apprehensive in publicly supporting the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the state, but privately they support the move.

 

That's according to the Executive Director of the Illinois Chapter of NORML.

 

Dan Linn says in private conversations he's had with a number of lawmakers throughout the state and they understand the potential revenue stream taxes on recreational cannabis could provide.

 

However, Linn says that if the state were to legalize and regulate the drug, they should be careful not to place too high a tax because it could just continue the drug trade on the black market.

 

Illinois NORML is holding a lobby day Wednesday to encourage voters to contact their lawmakers about reforming marijuana laws throughout the state.

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