House Speaker Michael Madigan Still Undecided on Marijuana Legalization

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he still hasn’t made a final decision on whether or not to support legalized marijuana in the state, but he expects if billionaire JB Pritzker wins the November gubernatorial election, there will be a very strong effort to make it happen. “I’m not quite sure when,” Madigan said while speaking to reporters on Monday. “I just think that you’ll see a growth of support.” Pritzker is the first high profile gubernatorial candidate to openly call for marijuana legalization, and vowed to sign any legislation put in front of him that does so. He’s also said he would look into reviewing and commuting sentences for people currently incarcerated for violating marijuana laws. Governor Bruce Rauner opposes legalizing marijuana. (Sun-Times)  


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