Democratic State Representative Kelly Cassidy and Senator Heather Steans are pushing to legalize recreational marijuana.
Their measures would allow people 21 and older to possess up to 28 grams. It would also let facilities sell pot products.
Illinois currently allows medicinal uses of the drug for certain approved conditions.
Representative Cassidy says the state could rake in as much as $700 million a year from the sale of recreational marijuana; she says it’s critical to help chip away at Illinois’ massive budget deficit.