Cannabis News Box

Following cannabis legalization in Illinois, these states are likely to follow suit

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2019

Adults aged 21 and over will soon be able to purchase and possess up to 30 grams of cannabis in Illinois, thanks to the passing of HB 1438 on Thursday, May 30. It was on this date that the Illinois House voted to legalize adult-use cannabis with a vote of 66-47. The measure that will legalize recreati...

Why is Illinois in such a rush to legalize recreational cannabis?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 28, 2019

On May 7, Illinois Senator Heather Steans introduced a piece of legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis in Illinois by 2020. Under Illinois State law, the cannabis plant has been decriminalized and legalized for medical purposes since 2015. Almost 67,000 qualifying patients were enrolled in the state...

Governor-Elect J.B. Pritzker