Illinois is finally caving in and doing the inevitable. The state has announced plans to legalize adult use marijuana in less than a year. [About that cannabis life? Check out CANNARAMIC! CLICK HERE!]
Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul went to Instagram Tuesday to geek out over the huge news and revealed an interest in possibly performing in Chicago to celebrate the life-changing achievement.
On Tuesday, Illinois’ Governor JB Pritzker officially signed legislation to make marijuana legal statewide.
“As the first state in the nation to fully legalize adult-use cannabis through the legislative process, Illinois exemplifies the best of democracy: a bipartisan and deep commitment to better the lives of all of our people,” Pritzker said in a statement after he signed the bill. “Legalizing adult-use cannabis brings an important and overdue change to our state, and it’s the right thing to do. This legislation will clear the cannabis-related records of nonviolent offenders through an efficient combination of automatic expungement, gubernatorial pardon and individual court action.” (ABC News Go)
Barring any setbacks, marijuana for adult usage is slated to become official in January.
Illinois’s marijuana legalization law will allow recreational possession and sales starting on January 1, 2020, creating a new system of taxes and regulations. Adults 21 and older will be allowed to possess and buy cannabis, although tourists in Illinois will be allowed to buy less than state residents. Cities and counties may prohibit sales, but not possession, within their borders. Personal growing will only be fully legal for medical use. Previous low-level convictions and arrests for marijuana will be pardoned and expunged. (VOX)