Lawmakers move ahead with advisory referendum on recreational marijuana

A Chicago Democrat wants to know – in theory – if Illinois voters want to get high. 

It would only be an advisory question, but state Sen. Bill Cunningham’s legislation would have voters answer if they would “support the legalization of possession and use of marijuana by persons who are at least 21 years of age, subject to regulation and taxation that is similar to the regulation and taxation of tobacco and alcohol.”

Eight states and the District of Columbia have adopted laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

Cunningham says ballot questions are how other states have gotten more at