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Illinois Cannabis Convictions Up for Expungement

Last month, Illinois legalized recreational cannabis use with House Bill 1438. Along with the legalization, the legislation allows for hundreds of thousands of marijuana-related arrests and Illinois cannabis convictions to be eligible for expungements. Residents may purchase and possess up to 1 ounce (30 grams) of marijuana at a time. Non-residents may have 15 grams. […]

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Illinois Makes History as it Legalizes Marijuana

Illinois on Friday, May 31 became the 11th state in the United States to legalize cannabis or marijuana after the state legislature made history and passed a bill legally permitting the regulated distribution and usage of the substance. Governor J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign it in the state capital city of Springfield. The bill […]

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New Illinois Governor Vows to Legalize Cannabis

Newly-elected Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker made several promises to his state during his inauguration address, and legalizing cannabis was among them. The state of Illinois banned cannabis in 1931, several years before the federal government made it illegal nationwide. Nearly ninety years later, the state is making a complete policy reversal. The Illinois General Assembly passed the Compassionate […]

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Incoming Illinois Governor Wants to Legalize Marijuana

Last month, Michigan became the first Midwestern state to legalize recreational cannabis use, but it won’t be alone for long if Illinois Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker (D) gets his way. The new top lawmaker in the Prairie State has pledged to make marijuana reform a central part of his gubernatorial mandate. “We can begin by immediately removing one area of […]

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Medical Marijuana in Schools OK, Say Illinois Lawmakers

A measure allowing parents to give their children medical marijuana in schools has been approved by the Illinois General Assembly. Peoria Public Radio says the bill, HB4870, came about when an 11-year-old Hanover Park student who suffers from severe epilepsy wasn’t allowed to use doctor-prescribed cannabis oil patches at school due to marijuana not being […]

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