The Illinois affiliate of the third largest political party in America has officially endorsed a Democratic proposal to decriminalize marijuana possession statewide. The legislation would make possession of small amounts of cannabis a ticketed offense, not a criminal offense punishable with jail time. Leading the charge is the Libertarian candidate for Illinois Comptroller – Claire Ball.
Illinois Herald readers are familiar with Claire Ball. This publication enthusiastically endorsed her candidacy for a seat on the College of DuPage Board of Trustees last year. Unfortunately, with an army of candidates running for the office, Ball finished in the middle of the pack behind the incumbents and the GOP party insiders. This time, the energetic Libertarian is on the front line of a popular cause – decriminalizing marijuana in Illinois.