On Friday, the Illinois House has officially agreed to legalize the Marijuana Bill. After it gets signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Illinois will become the eleventh state in the United States to legalize marijuana.
Marijuana bill headed to the Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk
The Illinois Senate passed a bill to legalize marijuana!
— Taniel (@Taniel) May 30, 2019
The bill will be officially valid from January 1, 2020. The Marijuana is on its way to be signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. He came to legalize the bill by signing the legislation passed by lawmakers in the general assembly. The citizens of Illinois do not have to cast their votes to approve the bill.
Illinois is set to become the second state to legalize marijuana legislatively. https://t.co/aUKAv6Wn7F
— Nick Wing (@nickpwing) May 31, 2019
Moreover, Pritzker also claimed that there will be $170 million in the very first year of the bill. Cassidy stated that the first years would be $58 million. Plus, Illinois can expect $500 million in the next 5 years.
What are the rules of the recreational marijuana bill?
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— Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) May 31, 2019
The marijuana bill will allow Illinois citizens to buy 30 grams of marijuana. However, their age should be over 21 years old. Moreover, they can possess 5 grams of cannabis concentrate as edibles. Plus, the cannabis-infused products should not be more than 500 milligrams of THC.
BREAKING: Lawmakers in Illinois have approved legislation to legalize cannabis! The bill now heads to @GovPritzker's desk, who is expected to sign it into law!
— Marijuana Policy Project (@MarijuanaPolicy) May 31, 2019
If you are out-of-state visitors, then the bill will allow you to only buy half of these products. Besides, medical marijuana patients will be able to marijuana in their homes. But the bill has only allowed growing 5 plants per house.
Now, the Democrats are holding supermajorities in both chambers of the General Assembly. Also, the legislation will need three-fifths majority after May 31, 2019. Check out The Geek Herald for more updates.