Lead sponsor in the house, of the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act, that legalized cannabis in Illinois in 2019. Cassidy likely has had the most significant impact on cannabis legislation in Illinois of any legislator.
Holds office State House District 14
Candidate in race for State House District 14
"While revenue is the last reason to support legalization because the primary benefits are on the social justice side, it will also bring booming economic development and business growth to Illinois. Opening up a new economic sector is just the kind of revitalization our state needs in the wake of a manufactured budget crisis and years of slow growth.
The state would raise hundreds of millions of dollars yearly in tax revenues while realizing even greater savings at both the state and local level in law enforcement expenses, which would be utilized to ensure proper enforcement and fill some gaps in other funds, like pension obligations and education. We can learn from the mistakes of Colorado and others to build a system that is safe, effective, and innovative." (Chicago Sun Times, 03/05/18)
HB1 - Medical Cannabis Pilot Program (2013)
SB2228 - Decriminalization Bill (2016)
SB4870 - Ashley's Law (2018)
SB0336 - Alternative to Opiates Amendment (2018)
HB1438 - Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act (2019)
SB2023 - Medical Cannabis Sunset Bill (2019)
SB2636 - 'Adds Epilepsy as a qualifying condition' (2014)
SB10 - 'Adds PTSD as a qualifying condition' (2016)
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