PEORIA -- Law enforcement officials across the state have expressed concerns about the legalization of recreational marijuana - but Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell says he’s optimistic about the change.
We are taking a closer look at what the legalization of cannabis could mean for Illinois. The State of Cannabis is a collaborative reporting effort by public radio stations across the state. This piece in the series looks at the potential health care considerations of recreational marijuana.
Legalizing recreational marijuana could be one way Illinois tries to chip away at its deficit. The idea is being floated around Springfield. Democratic State Representative Kelly Cassidy and Senator Heather Steans are pushing to legalize recreational marijuana.