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Chicago wants public to weigh in on legal marijuana sales

Chicago wants public to weigh in on legal marijuana sales

Associated Press

October 7, 2019

Chicago officials are holding public meetings for residents to weigh in on the sale of recreational marijuana in the city. A new state law will allow recreational marijuana to be sold to people 21 and older starting Jan. 1. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says her office wants to hear from residents, business...

Upcoming marijuana legalization won’t affect DePaul

Upcoming marijuana legalization won’t affect DePaul

Madison Bradley, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2019

To be blunt, it’s high time we figure out what’s really going on with legal weed in Illinois. Recreational marijuana will be legal in Illinois as of January 2020, per a bill signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on June 25. Illinois will be the 11th state in the US to legalize recreational marij...

Chicago mayor proposes zoning rule limiting pot dispensaries

Chicago mayor proposes zoning rule limiting pot dispensaries

Associated Press

September 18, 2019

When the recreational use of marijuana becomes legal, Chicago's mayor wants its sale banned in the central business district, near schools and in residential areas. The bans are in zoning rules proposed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot. However, Alderman Brendan Reilly, who represents the business distric...

Overtime produces Illinois budget, construction, taxes

Overtime produces Illinois budget, construction, taxes

John O'Connor, Associated Press

June 1, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House cranked out mountains of legislation Saturday in an overtime workday, producing a $39.9 billion budget, a $45 billion state construction program, and billions of dollars in new taxes and fees to fund it, from a doubled gasoline tax to a leviathan expansion...

Illinois marijuana legislation goes to governor

Illinois marijuana legislation goes to governor

Associated Press

May 31, 2019

The Illinois House has sent Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker another victory by voting to legalize recreational marijuana use. The 66-47 tally Friday would allow those 21 and older to buy marijuana at licensed dispensaries beginning next year. Residents could possess up to one ounce (30 grams) and non-residents...

Illinois advances legalized pot after home growing settled

Illinois advances legalized pot after home growing settled

Michael Hill and John O'Connor, Associated Press

May 29, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers working to legalize recreational marijuana hit a snag that other states have wrestled with: whether to allow people to grow a few pot plants for personal use. The 10 states that have legalized recreational marijuana have different "home grow" rules, with...

Illinois governor announces plan to legalize marijuana

Illinois governor announces plan to legalize marijuana

Sara Burnett, Associated Press

May 5, 2019

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Saturday he's reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year. The legislation would allow adults 21 and older to legally buy cannabis for recreational use from licensed dispensaries. Illinois residents...

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