On Friday, it is expected that the Illinois Statehouse would pay attention to the bill which would make sale of recreational marijuana legal, one of the topmost priority of new Democratic Governor J. B. Pritzker.
Representative Kelly Cassidy and Senator Heather Steans, who are both major Democratic lawmakers of Chicago, have held meetings with the interested groups across the state. It is believed that the meetings have turned out to be fruitful and that the legislation would be introduced soon.
On the other hand, a bill has been introduced by Representative Carol Ammons which is grabbing a lot of attention. The bill, “Cannabis Legalization Equity Act,” would lead to better opportunities in legal cannabis industry than expected.
Ammons’ bill would let any person aged 21 and above, with proper ID, to sell or buy marijuana. However, driving a vehicle while under the influence of cannabis will still remain to be against the law.
Under the legislation, the citizens of Illinois will be allowed to possess up to 224grams of cannabis at one time. The measure would also let them grow around 24 cannabis plants at home for private consumption. Further, it will allow the licensing of cannabis producing facilities as well as retail dispensaries.