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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...

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...

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...

Chicago prosecutor to start erasing pot convictions soon

Chicago prosecutor to start erasing pot convictions soon

Associated Press

April 15, 2019

A top Chicago prosecutor says she hopes to begin expunging minor cannabis convictions in the coming months but acknowledges it won't be easy to implement her plan and that her office is still figuring out its scope. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx told the Chicago Sun-Times last week that she wants to enlist the help of San Francisco-based nonprofit...

Cook County ‘Reeferendum’:Residents say yes to recreational cannabis

Cook County ‘Reeferendum’:Residents say yes to recreational cannabis

Jonathan Ballew, News Editor

April 23, 2018

When Kyle Crew was 19, he was arrested for selling a friend 3.5 grams of cannabis — enough for personal use and only worth a small fine in 22 states today. But Crew was arrested in Arkansas, where he spent 120 days in county jail. The police were looking to flip him for a serious dealer and asked ...

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