Politician Info
A+ Iris Martinez (D - IL) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
Iris Martinez is currently a sponsor of Illinois' pending recreational bill.

Holds office State Senate District 20

Position on Marijuana Legalization

"I believe we should look at the example of other states that have legalized marijuana and the profits they are earning from those revenues. I believe we should look at legalizing the use of recreational marijuana and using the taxes toward our pension debt. This solution can also help solve criminal justice goals of reducing our incarcerated population and the costs of caring for non-violent offenders. This solution would especially benefit minority communities that are disproportionately affected by our current marijuana laws." (Chicago Sun Times, 02/20/18)

Sponsored Legislation

HB1 - Medical Cannabis Pilot Program (2013)

SB2636 - 'Adds Epilepsy as a qualifying condition' (2014)

SB10 - 'Adds PTSD as a qualifying condition' (2016)

SB4870 - Ashley's Law (2018)


Co-sponsored Legislation

SB2228 - Decriminalization Bill (2016)

SB0336 - Alternative to Opiates Amendment (2018)

Votes
Medical Cannabis Pilot Program
Yes
SB2636
Yes
SB10
Yes
Decriminalization Bill
Yes
Ashley's Law
Yes
Alternative to Opiates
Yes
Address

413 Capitol Building

Springfield, IL 62706

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