Illinois becomes the 11th state to legalize marijuana for adults

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Illinois becomes the 11th state to legalize marijuana for adults

Postby Hobie » Tue Jun 25, 6:30 pm

Earlier today, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, ending marijuana prohibition in the country’s sixth most populous state. This is a tremendous achievement and the first time marijuana sales have been legalized through a state’s legislative process rather than a ballot initiative.

I’m proud to say that MPP’s staff and lobbying team played a central role in this groundbreaking victory, and it’s important to remember that we are only effective because people like you support our work. As we celebrate today, please make a contribution to help us legalize marijuana in more states and at the federal level.

Beginning January 1, 2020, individuals 21 and older in Illinois will be able to legally possess and consume cannabis. Retail marijuana sales are expected to begin at that time. Illinois’ new legalization law is also significant because it contains some of the strongest language of any state around equity and social justice, including far-reaching expungement provisions and programs to help communities that have been most impacted by the war on drugs.

Today is another sign of our remarkable progress in recent years. But a majority of Americans still live in a jurisdiction where possessing marijuana is against the law. When you donate to MPP, you become part of a powerful movement that is not only changing laws, but changing lives.

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Re: Illinois becomes the 11th state to legalize marijuana for adults

Postby moe. » Tue Jun 25, 7:43 pm

Congratulations Cheech and Boney! Gonna have a victory garden next year?

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Re: Illinois becomes the 11th state to legalize marijuana for adults

Postby slither » Wed Jun 26, 5:17 pm

Indeed.
The handiwork of those demon-dog Democrats walking on their hind legs?



Eleven states.
Who would have believed it?

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Re: Illinois becomes the 11th state to legalize marijuana for adults

Postby alpha » Wed Jun 26, 6:06 pm

moe. wrote:Congratulations Cheech and Boney! Gonna have a victory garden next year?


Sadly, they'll risk imprisonment if they do, moe.

Robert McCoppin, for the Chicago Tribune wrote:Only state-licensed businesses will be allowed to grow, process or sell the product. An important part of the plan calls for favoritism in licensing for “social equity applicants,” meaning business owners and workers from poor minority areas, or those who were arrested for or convicted of misdemeanor marijuana crimes that are due to be expunged under the plan.


However, it is a major step in the right direction. Kind of a shame tho that the state only wants to put ten percent of their sales taxes towards their 6.6 billion dollars of debt. Imo, that scenario will only cause their state's financials to continue to be one of those that is ill n' annoys.

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Re: Illinois becomes the 11th state to legalize marijuana for adults

Postby Generous_J » Wed Jul 03, 7:01 pm

W00t


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