First Bill Emerges This Year to Legalize Marijuana in Illinois
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First Bill Emerges This Year to Legalize Marijuana in Illinois

The legislation would allow up to 24 plants at home.

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February 11, 2019
The Chicago Tribune

A Democratic state lawmaker has filed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois that likely goes further than other legislators prefer, but it has officially started the debate over complex legislation that will need to serve many interests.

The bill, introduced Jan. 25 by Rep. Carol Ammons of Urbana, would allow licensed businesses to grow and sell cannabis, and residents to grow up to 24 plants at home.

The measure is unlikely to pass because lawmakers are expected to act on a more restrictive proposal that’s been in the works for more than a year.

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