Politician Info
B- Jen Gong-Gershowitz (D - IL)

Holds office State House District 17

Candidate in race for State House District 17

Position on Marijuana Legalization

"Any proposal to legalize marijuana would need to include set plans for addressing public safety concerns including impaired drivers and keeping drugs out of the hands of minors." (Chicago Sun times interview, 03/05/18)

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"I would consider legalizing recreational marijuana with appropriate plans for addressing public safety including impaired drivers and safeguards to keep drugs out of the hands of minors provided that the funds generated are used to bolster public schools, ease Illinois’ pension liability, and shore up our state’s ailing finances. The state of Illinois already regulates and taxes alcohol, tobacco, and other products more dangerous to societal and individual health. The current status quo creates a black market in which criminal enterprises are enriched, tax dollars are squandered, and a generation of young men live in prison. Other states that have implemented similar policies have seen tax revenue windfalls, which Illinois badly needs."  (Chicago Sun Times, 10/18/18)

Votes
Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act
Yes
Medical Cannabis Sunset Bill
Yes
Ashley's Law 2.0
Yes
Contact Jen Gong-Gershowitz

Email: info@gonggershowitz.com

Web: http://ilhousedems.com/project/rep-jennifer-gong-gershowitz/

Phone: 217-782-4194

Address

265-S Stratton Office Building

Springfield, IL 62706

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