CHICAGO (KMOV.com) - According to a report, incoming Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker wants to legalize recreational marijuana as soon as he takes office.

Pritzker says he wants to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana, something his opponent in the election, outgoing Gov. Bruce Rauner, stated he opposes. Pritzker easily defeated Rauner on Tuesday.

Pritzker also hinted that he wants to look at expunging arrest records for those convicted of marijuana-related crimes.

Medical marijuana is legal in Illinois. Voters in Missouri legalized medical marijuana on Tuesday.

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