Illinois Senate Passes Legal Marijuana Bill, Sends it to House
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Illinois Senate Passes Legal Marijuana Bill, Sends it to House

There are two days left before adjournment.

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May 30, 2019

With the clock ticking to adjournment, the Illinois Senate on Wednesday quickly passed a comprehensive measure to allow recreational marijuana use—moving the state one big step closer to legalization.

The Illinois Senate voted 38-17 to approve the legislation after about 40 minutes of debate. It must still pass the Illinois House.

Facing opposition from law enforcement groups and others, bill sponsors scaled back the expungement provisions in the measure and narrowed down home grow for just medical marijuana patients, among other changes.

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