As the State Legislature struggles with means to raise revenue, it's missing the most obvious way to enrich Illinois: raise alcohol taxes. Check out this article I wish I'd written for the full argument, or just accept my quick-and-dirty version: it's more dangerous to get drunk than to get stoned, so while we're acknowledging one side of this equation by legalizing marijuana we should acknowledge the other side by making alcohol more expensive.
The important thing to realize is that the big profit in any product line comes from people who use too much of the product. A few extra bucks paid by moderate drinkers has the potential to reduce the damage caused by, and to, problem drinkers. Or, as more elegantly stated years ago in an ad for some sort of fancy booze, "If price matters, you're drinking too much."
[And no, I don't just think this because my brother is the expert most cited in the article, not to mention his being the Washington State pot czar. That's just a happy nepotistic byproduct of my agreeing with him.]