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Illinois House approves marijuana legalization bill backed by governor

CHICAGO - Illinois is one signature away from joining the 10 other states that have legalized recreational use of marijuana.

With a bipartisan vote of 66-47, the Illinois House approved a bill Friday that had been passed by the state Senate on Wednesday. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who campaigned for office on a promise to legalize pot, almost immediately issued a statement in which he promised to sign a bill that he said offers "the most equity-centric approach in the nation."

"This will have

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