Politician Info
B+ Laura Ellman (D - IL)

Holds office State Senate District 21

Position on Marijuana Legalization

Laura Ellman responded to Votesmart.org's political courage test. For the question "Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?" she responded yes.  -- https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/177105/laura-ellman/#.W8V3T3tKjIU

"Legalizing marijuana will bring hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue to our state and help address our debt problems. It will also create jobs here in Illinois and bring more people to our state, both of which will spur the economy and increase our tax base. In addition, legalization of recreational marijuana will help curb the impacts of the war on drugs on communities of color and help to address some of the ways in which institutional racism occurs throughout our criminal justice system." (Chicago Sun Times, 10/16/18)

Address

M122 Capitol Building

Springfield, IL 62706

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