Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Announces Plan to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Announces Plan to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Pritzker was joined May 4 by fellow Democratic lawmakers in Chicago to announce the deal, which will be introduced in the legislature May 6.

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May 6, 2019

CHICAGO -- 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 could possess up to about an ounce of marijuana, while non-residents could possess about half an ounce.

The measure also would automatically expunge some marijuana convictions.

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