Illinois Decriminalizes Marijuana. Really.

Huge (albeit expected) news today that Illinois Governor has signed SB2228 – otherwise known as the Marijuana Decriminalization Bill!

Here is what it does:

  1. Possession of 10 grams or less of cannabis is now only subject to a fine of $100-$200.
  2. Changes our driving while impaired laws, setting the maximum cannabis impairment standards at 5 nanongrams of THC in whole blood, or 10 nanograms of other bodily substances.
  3. Paves the way for automatic expungement of current arrests that fall under the civil penalty/fine starting 6 months from today.

Governor Rauner did the right thing today, and let’s give due credit to the incredible State Representative Kelly Cassidy and State Senator Heather Steans.  Maybe you want to call their office and thank them, give a small contribution, or let them know the next time you see them how much you appreciate what they’ve done?

Effective Immediately.  BOOM-shacka-lacka.

 

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