What is the next milestone for marijuana legalization in the state of Illinois?

Brian Christie
8/1/2016,
Brian Christie  replied:

Looks like you called it Mark. ILLINOIS GOV. BRUCE RAUNER SIGNS MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION BILL 

Years after Chicago and other Illinois cities began to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, the state of Illinois has changed its marijuana possession laws, too.

On July 29, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 2228, which decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana. Effective immediately, the new law makes possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana a civil offense punishable by a fine of between $100 and $200. ...

Mark Passerini
6/17/2016,
Mark Passerini  replied:

Currently, the medical program is in the middle of a 4 year 'pilot program' set to sunset January 1st of 2018.  Recently, a bill (SB 10) has passed the Illinois legislature which would extend the program until 2020 and adds PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions. A second bill (SB 2228), also recently passed and would decriminalize possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis eliminating the possibility of arrest, jail, and a criminal record.  Both of these bills are expected to be signed by Governor Rauner in the next 60 days and give hope to the patients, caregivers, business owners, and advocates in Illinois that adult-use may not be too far behind.  

 

 

Brian Christie
8/1/2016,
Brian Christie  replied:

Looks like you called it Mark. ILLINOIS GOV. BRUCE RAUNER SIGNS MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION BILL 

Years after Chicago and other Illinois cities began to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, the state of Illinois has changed its marijuana possession laws, too.

On July 29, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 2228, which decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana. Effective immediately, the new law makes possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana a civil offense punishable by a fine of between $100 and $200. ...

Brian Christie
7/13/2016,
Brian Christie  replied:

Thanks Mark. I wonder if approval of adult-use in California -- assuming it passes  -- would have a strong demonstration effect for Illlinois?