Plans for legalizing marijuana advancing

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FILE – This Sept. 11, 2018, file photo shows cannabis plants growing at a greenhouse at SLOgrown Genetics in the coastal mountain range of San Luis Obispo, Calif. A coalition of 25 local governments has filed a lawsuit against the California Bureau of Cannabis Control in an effort to invalidate regulations allowing delivery of commercial […]

CHICAGO, Ill. (WCIA) – Governor J.B. Pritzer and key stakeholders announced a big step forward toward the legalization of cannabis.

A measure would allow adults 21 and over to buy marijuana for recreational use from licensed dispensaries in the state of Illinois.

Supporters believe this will be a way to kick off the next phase, including legilastive debate and feedback from bigger groups of lawmakers.

The measure will be introduced Monday as an amendment to Senate Bill 7.

If approved, it would take effect January 1, 2020.

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