(PM) – Illinois is one signature away from following twelve other states/territories that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana.
With a bipartisan majority of 66-47, the House endorsed a bill Friday that would allow residents age 21 and older to legally own 30 grams of cannabis, 5 grams of cannabis concentrate or 500 milligrams of THC enclosed in a cannabis-infused product. Nonresidents could own 15 grams of cannabis.
The law would take effect on January 1, 2020.
The 12 other US states/territories that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana are:
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Washington, D.C.