Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation making the state the 11th to approve marijuana for recreational use in a program offering legal remedies and economic benefits to minorities whose lives critics say were damaged by a wayward war on drugs. Legalization in Illinoisalso means […]

Testimony for legalizing recreational marijuana poses questions for growing it at home

Recreational marijuana sparked big debate at the Capitol on Friday as the public got their turn the sound off to lawmakers. Several new bills are being put forward, and the basic idea is to limit recreational marijuana to under 1.5 ounces to anyone over the age of 21. But it did not make a decision on whether or not it can be homegrown.

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