Marijuana Bill Advances In Illinois Senate, Heads To House

A grower inspects marijuana plants inside the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill.
A grower inspects marijuana plants inside the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. AP Photo/Seth Perlman
A grower inspects marijuana plants inside the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill.
A grower inspects marijuana plants inside the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. AP Photo/Seth Perlman

Marijuana Bill Advances In Illinois Senate, Heads To House

The state Senate voted to advance recreational marijuana Wednesday in Springfield. The measure would make Illinois the 11th state to legalize pot.

Morning Shift talks with two state politics reporters about what the legislation entails and what impact it would have on finances, criminal justice and more in Illinois.

GUESTS: Brian Mackey, state government and politics reporter for NPR Illinois

Jaclyn Driscoll, reporter for NPR Illinois