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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois struck down an Illinois law that banned licensed marijuana businesses from making contributions to candidates, PACs and other political committees. Judge John Z. Lee ruled that the ban violated businesses’ First Amendment rights.


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I used to be against legalized pot. But now all I see is a big legal industry built around it being illegal. Keeping it illegal is only employing countless defense lawyers,clogging the courts and taking up jail cells, and employing a vast underground of pot dealers. Decriminalizing it will put the dealers out of business, the defense attorneys, and it will put this market in a place where it can be taxed. Half the kids in high schools smoke it already, let’s deal with the problem just like alcohol.


2016 percentage of students that had smoked marijuana:
In their lifetime – 45%.
Past year – 36%.
Past month – 23%.
Daily – 6%.
Source: Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs for 8th Graders, 10th Graders, and 12th Graders; 2013 – 2016 (in percent), by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.