BREAKING: Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Marijuana In Illinois

BREAKING: Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Marijuana In Illinois

CHICAGO (CBS) — For the first time in the history of the state, recreational marijuana will be legal in Illinois.

With a vote of 66-47, the bill now heads to Governor JB Pritzker’s desk. The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA) received final approval from state legislators. Illinois is now the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

According to the bill, cannabis products may not be transported over state lines, and tax revenue will cover needs and costs related to expungement or the clearing of marijuana related records before it’s broken out.

Additionally, local towns can decide individually how cannabis-related businesses may fit into their communities and employers may still maintain zero tolerance workplaces. Landlords and business owners can have zero tolerance policies as well.

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