Senate approves legalizing leisure cannabis in Illinois

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SPRINGFIELD (WREX) — The Illinois Senate approves a measure to legalize leisure cannabis in Illinois.

Beneath the measure, folks 21 and older in Illinois would be capable to possess, use and purchase as much as an oz. of cannabis. The Senate voted so as to add a provision that will solely enable medical card holders to own as much as 5 cannabis crops.

Chicago Democratic Sen. Heather Steans has garnered some Republican help in her quest for Illinois to affix 10 different states in permitting leisure use.

The measure now heads to the Home earlier than the Basic Meeting adjourns on Friday. Gov. Pritzker campaigned on legalizing the drug.

Sen. Syverson (R) Rockford and Sen. Stewart (R) Dixon voted in opposition to legalization and Sen. Stadelman (D) Rockford abstained.

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