Bills to Regulate Marijuana Introduced in Illinois

Rep. Kelly Cassidy and Sen. Heather Steans introduced bills Wednesday that would finally end cannabis prohibition in Illinois. Identical bills, one introduced in the House and one in the Senate, would allow adults to use, possess, and cultivate limited amounts of cannabis with no penalty, and would set up a taxed and regulated market for cannabis production and sale.

“People are fed up with laws that punish adults for using a substance that is far less harmful than alcohol,” Chris Lindsey, senior legislative counsel for the Marijuana…

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