Illinois, Politics, and Pot: Six Dems and Zero Republicans Support Legalization

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While surveyed Republicans remained split – 49 percent support legalization and 49 percent oppose legalization – those who self identified as Democrats support legalization by 78 percent. Daniel Biss (9th District), entrepreneur Chris Kennedy, billionaire-businessman J.B. Pritzker, educator Bob Daiber, community activist Tio Hardiman and Dr. J.B. Pritzker, considered a front-runner for the Democratic nomination, claimed Chris Kennedy was feigning his support of legalization. The Democratic candidates participating in the March 20 primary are State Sen. This is where I stand. https://t.co/MAeBt9QJAo — Chris Kennedy (@KennedyforIL) March 3, 2018 Our state should legalize marijuana.

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Every Democratic candidate vying to be the next governor of Illinois believes the time to legalize recreational marijuana has come –  as the GOP’s candidates continue to embrace prohibition.

The Democratic candidates participating in the March 20 primary are State Sen. Daniel Biss (9th District), entrepreneur Chris Kennedy, billionaire-businessman J.B. Pritzker, educator Bob Daiber, community activist Tio Hardiman and Dr. Robert Marshall.

We need to legalize, not criminalize cannabis. It's time for us to radically reform our justice system so that it works for the rest of us. pic.twitter.com/99b7UO1pUC

— Daniel Biss (@DanielBiss) February 4, 2018

Illinois should legalize marijuana. We will immediately broaden access to medical marijuana. Don’t let a mailer, tweet or phone call convince you otherwise. This is where I stand. https://t.co/MAeBt9QJAo

— Chris Kennedy (@KennedyforIL) March 3, 2018

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