Illinois Senate Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 || By Peter Hancock/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Sen. Heather Steans (right) receives high fives and congratulations on the Senate floor from her colleagues and legislative aides after the Senate voted to pass a bill legalizing adult-use recreational marijuana in Illinois on Wednesday evening. | Lee Milner/Illinois Times

SPRINGFIELD – The state of Illinois is one step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana.

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Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana Could Be Approved By End Of May

Sunday, April 5, 2019 || By Rebecca Anzel/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Rep. Kelly Cassidy tells Illinois business owners part of her plan for legalizing recreational marijuana for adults will be an increase in the number of retail licenses available. | Rebecca Anzel

SPRINGFIELD — Details of a bill to legalize adult recreational marijuana were not released in the General Assembly this past week despite earlier assurances, but one of the initiative’s primary sponsors said they will be forthcoming “very soon.”

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Lightford Looks To Include Minorities In Upstart Marijuana Business

Thursday, February 21, 2019 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews

Featured image: A range of lawmakers and experts take part in a community forum on marijuana legalization hosted by state Sen. Kimberly Lightford on Feb. 11. | Igor Studenkov

As a proposal to legalize the adult recreational use of marijuana moves forward in the Illinois General Assembly, state Senator Kimberly Lightford (4th) wants to make sure the black community doesn’t get left out. 

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