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STATE LAWMAKERS ARE HEARING TESTIMONY ON THE POTENTIAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF LEGALIZING RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN ILLINOIS. 
 
PROPONENTS SAY TAXING AND REGULATING RECREATIONAL POT COULD RAISE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR THE STATE. T-V TRAVEL HOST AND MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION ADVOCATE RICK STEVES SAYS THERE ARE OTHER BENEFITS AS WELL.
 
 
ADAM ORENS IS WITH THE MARIJUANA POLICY GROUP IN DENVER AND SAYS COLORADO EXPECTS TO SEE MORE THAN ONE POINT FIVE BILLION DOLLARS IN SALES THIS YEAR.
 
 
SUPPORTERS HOPE TO PASS A LEGALIZATION BILL NEXT YEAR. OPPONENTS ARGUE THIS WOULD LEAD TO MORE PEOPLE DOING HARDER DRUGS.

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