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Legalizing marijuana is going to be a huge issue in 2018 gubernatorial races. Take, for example, the candidates for governor from both major parties who held press conferences to discuss ending cannabis prohibition in the past week. On Monday, New York Republican gubernatorial hopeful Joel Giambra unveiled a proposal to legalize marijuana and use the resulting tax revenue to fund subway repairs and other transportation projects. “I think that legalizing marijuana and using the revenues to create an infrastructure fund to deal with these problems is a much more appropriate way to solve our problems than raising new taxes,” he said. And in Illinois, Democrat JB Pritzker spoke about the benefits of ending cannabis criminalization and taxing its sales before an assembled group of reporters on Friday. “Criminalizing marijuana hasn’t made our communities safer. GOP & Democratic Governor Candidates Agree: Legalize Marijuana

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