Town hall meeting in Des Plaines to focus on recreational marijuana legislation

Legalizing recreational marijuana use is the topic of a town hall meeting planned in Des Plaines.

State Sen. Laura Murphy, State Sen. Heather Steans and State Rep. Kelly Cassidy are scheduled to host a discussion on “pros and cons of cannabis legalization” on Oct. 17 at the Prairie Lakes Community Center Theater, 515 E. Thacker St. in Des Plaines.

The town hall discussion will begin at 7 p.m.

In a Facebook post, Murphy, whose 28th District includes portions of Park Ridge, Des Plaines and nine other municipalities, said the sponsors of a state bill to legalize recreational marijuana use will make a presentation more at