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Pritzker signs ‘most equity-centric’ marijuana legalization bill in nation Pritzker signs ‘most equity-centric’ marijuana legalization bill in nation

Pritzker signs ‘most equity-centric’ marijuana legalization bill in nation

Recreational marijuana use and possession will be legal in Illinois beginning Jan. 1, 2020, after Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday in Chicago signed a bill supporters said is the “most equity-centric” legalization effort in the nation.

Despite legalization, public marijuana use remains prohibited Despite legalization, public marijuana use remains prohibited

Despite legalization, public marijuana use remains prohibited

While marijuana consumption and possession will become legal for Illinois residents over 21 years of age starting Jan. 1, 2020, consumption in public places will still be prohibited and local governments will maintain control as to whether the industry can conduct business within their jurisdictions.

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