Larry Mishkin Illinois Adult Use Cannabis

Illinois Announces Adult Use Proposal

True to his word on the campaign trail, new Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on May 4, 2019 the specifics of adult use legislation he would like to see pass the Illinois legislature this year. And it is loaded with a lot more than just 21+ and personal possession (up to 30 grams).

Some of the highlights include:

  • Adults may grow up to five plants at home in a locked room, away from public view and with the landowner’s knowledge and permission (if living in an apartment or other rental situation – litigation is currently pending in the state regarding condominium and homeowners’ associations);
  • Expungement of misdemeanor and Class IV felony marijuana convictions (estimated to result in 800,000 expungements);
  • No new large-scale commercial growers (look to small craft growers with a focus on inclusion for people of color becoming business owners in the industry);
  • A statewide program funded with $20 million for low interest loans to help support “social equity” in business ownership in the newly created market.

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