Green Candidate: Illinois Should Tax Marijuana

CHICAGO (AP) -- Green candidate Rich Whitney says Illinois could bring in about $300 million a year by taxing marijuana.

That's one of the ideas he discussed in a closed-door forum with the other candidates.

Whitney, Democrat Pat Quinn and Republican Bill Brady met privately with the Civic Federation of Chicago's board of directors today.

Afterward, both Quinn and Brady said marijuana should remain illegal.

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  • by Bill Location: Belvidere on Sep 23, 2010 at 08:27 PM
    Fantastic idea. Why didn't someone think of this before?
  • by E on Sep 23, 2010 at 07:23 PM
    If it could bring in that much $ then why not?
  • by nerve on Sep 23, 2010 at 07:14 PM
    Yeah good luck with this one!
  • by smart one Location: everywhere on Sep 23, 2010 at 05:11 PM
    It is going on in other states and their not poor like illinois..
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