Illinois Governor elect J.B. Pritzker has a new motto. “Beat Michigan

Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker is making legalizing marijuana one of his top priorities.

Pritzker says he’s already been working out the details with legislators.

“There’s an opportunity for us to be the first state in the Midwest to make it available, and so I think the legislature should get at it,” Pritzker says.

Michigan legalized recreational marijuana last month by referendum. But the state legislature there is looking at rewriting what the voters approved — lowering the tax rate, changing where that money is spent, and banning home-grown plants.

I probably should add that Illinois has a Democrat legislature. Michigan’s legislature is Republican.