Residents in the state of Illinois may soon be able to enjoy the legalization of recreational marijuana as Governor J.B. Pritzker announced on Saturday that he and the key lawmakers involved have reached an agreement.
Per ABC News this new legislation would allow adults who are 21 or older to legally purchase marijuana from licensed dispensaries for recreational use. Residents would be allowed to lawfully possess up to an ounce of weed. Non-residents who are visiting the state would be allowed to legally possess half an ounce.
If the bill passes, some marijuana convictions would automatically be expunged from criminal records. It, however, is unclear what does and doesn’t fall into that category.