Illinois Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Illinois Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Illinois residents may soon be able to purchase marijuana legally. Lawmakers are considering a plan that would allow adults 21 and older to purchase marijuana from businesses licensed by the state. Each bill would make it legal to possess, grow, and purchase limited amounts of marijuana.The state would license and regulate businesses to grow, process and sell the plant. It would establish safety regulations such as testing and labeling requirements. The legislation was introduced in the House and Senate Wednesday.