Cook County, IL Voters Approve Recreational Cannabis!

Peace and bud blogees!

It’s been a while since I last posted because I felt like being lazy for while. I wouldn’t lie to you!

But I’ve still been hard at work! I was recently employed at a dispensary on Chicago’s South Side (woot woot), celebrating a birthday (aye!), meeting new industry employees and advocates, and gathering all the cannabis info you need to know!

So let’s get to it! Cook County, IL (which includes Chicago) voters spoke loud and clear in the primary elections Tuesday. Myself and 68% of voters agreed that the state should legalize “the the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products for recreational use by adults 21 and older.”

(Actual video footage of me selecting YES to the cannabis question on the ballot)

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Does this guarantee recreational legalization in Illinois? Nope, but it certainly helps. And it’s up to us, whether residents of IL or not, to actively take part in politically influencing lawmakers with our voice.

Contact your local chapter of NORML, and contact your state representatives and members of congress to co-sponsor bills that support decriminalization and legalization! I posted a link that will help you find your legislators, and how to contact them.

Keep up the good work blogees, here and everywhere. The fight continues!

 

NORML website

Contact Your Legislators Zip Code Lookup

 

(#WCW-Women in Cannabis Wednesday will be back next week! Stay tuned!)

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