The complicated answer to a simple question: Should marijuana be legal where I live?

It has been decades since I held a joint between my fingers. (I’m not even sure that’s what it’s called these days.) But memories from my youth came pouring back to me on Tuesday as I pondered over the question on my ballot.

Voters in Chicago and surrounding areas were asked to weigh in on whether marijuana should be legalized in Illinois. But it didn’t stop with recreational users. The nonbinding referendum also asked us to consider whether people should be allowed to cultivate it, manufacture it and distribute it without retribution.

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Glanton, Dahleen. “The complicated answer to a simple question: Should marijuana be legal where I live?” www.chicagotribune.com. 22 March 2018. Web. 23 March 2018.

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