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Sat May 4, 2019, 03:33 PM

Democratic Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announces plan to make recreational marijuana legal

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/5/4/1855375/-Democratic-Illinois-Governor-J-B-Pritzker-announces-plan-to-make-recreational-marijuana-legal

Democratic Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announces plan to make recreational marijuana legal
Meteor Blades
Daily Kos Staff
Saturday May 04, 2019 2:08 PM EDT


Recreational marijuana is now legal in the District of Columbia and 10 states. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the Democrat who took office in January, is working to make his state the 11th. Illinois legalized medical marijuana in November 2015. Pritzker says hes reached an agreement with key legislators to make the change next year. He has estimated that tax revenue from recreational weed sales will give the state budget a $1 billion boost:

Pritzker joined fellow Democrats Saturday to announce the legislation. It would allow adults 21 and older to legally buy cannabis for recreational use from licensed dispensaries. Illinois residents could possess up to about an ounce (30 grams) of marijuana. The legislation also would automatically expunge some marijuana convictions.

Lawmakers plan to introduce the measure Monday, kicking off debate at the Legislature. Democrats hold a majority in both chambers.


There is a map here of states where medical and recreational marijuana is already legal, as well as short takes on D.C. and each of the 10 states with legal recreational marijuana.
https://www.businessinsider.com/legal-marijuana-states-2018-1#washington-dc-11

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 4, 2019, 06:01 PM

1. ++The legislation also would automatically expunge some marijuana convictions Proud of

Illinois for including this as part of legalization.
About time we legalized it here!

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Sat May 4, 2019, 06:33 PM

2. super proud of my team. red kelly cassidy and sen steans.

they have been primary movers of this leg, including expungements.
so good to live blue.

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Sat May 4, 2019, 06:40 PM

3. Another promise to the people of Illinois he has followed thru on....been

Almost 2 decades since we had a real governor.

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