In as soon as one week, Illinois could officially file a bill to legalize marijuana. Nearly three years ago, the state decriminalized small-time possession and it continues to push toward full legalization. Meanwhile Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx recently said she wants to erase thousands of past marijuana convictions.
The following is a re-post of an article by ABC 9 (KRCG, Ill.)
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SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (WQAD) – A bill to legalize marijuana in Illinois could be filed as early as April 29, according to ABC affiliate WQAD in the Quad Cities.
Supporters said the bill could be one of the first issues lawmakers talk about when they come back from spring break.
Illinois has already legalized marijuana use for certain medical conditions under a 2013 pilot program.
In 2016, lawmakers decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, meaning monetary fines but no jail time.
Lawmakers said they want to legalize it for adults entirely.
Illinois’ governor said he supports the idea.
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