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recreational marijuana

Tim O'Hern
Rich Egger

The O'Hern family in west central Illinois has long been involved in traditional farming. They grow corn, soybeans, and wheat, plus they raise cattle. In the last few years they have added another crop to their repertoire: medical marijuana.

With growing support among politicians and the public, Illinois could likely legalize recreational marijuana as soon as next year. But, passing legislation may hinge on where the revenue will go. 

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BREANNA DESCOUROUEZ

The push to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois could get a jump-start early next year. State Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago) said she plans to introduce legislation early next year to tax and regulate the use and sale of marijuana.

BREANNA DESCOUROUEZ

A new report suggests Illinois state and local governments would take in a combined $525 million in new tax revenue if the state legalizes recreational marijuana.