Pritzker Says He Wants to Legalize Marijuana in Illinois

Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday he wants to move forward with his campaign proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois.

When asked about generating revenue for the state, Pritzker first said he wants to grow jobs by bringing companies in and attracting more small businesses.

“And then add to that there are things like legalizing marijuana, something I think will be important to bring $700 million of revenue to the state, maybe as much as $1 billion,” Pritzker said, adding, “We’ve got to do that with a regulatory system that keeps our people safe.”

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