CRYSTAL LAKE, IL — In a recent press release from the Illinois controller’s office, Illinois has over $14 billion of unpaid debts.
With university enrollments declining, social service agencies closing, and Chicago public schools borrowing money just to stay open, lawmakers had to think of creative ways of helping solve the state’s fiscal crisis — one of which is legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.
In March, Democratic state Senators Heather Steans and Representative Kelly Cassidy introduced a bill to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
The proposal, held from a vote to give lawmakers time to review, has remain controversial in the community.
Filipino Americans weigh in on the possible legalization of marijuana in Illinois. We spoke to a number of individuals who are strongly opposed to it, as well as a few families who are 100% rooting for it.