Illinois Latest to Pass Recreational Marijuana Legislation
Nearly 25 percent of the U.S. population lives in a state or jurisdiction that permits the recreational use of marijuana after Michigan’s new law went into effect in December 2018.
Michigan is one of 10 states to allow citizens 21 and older to use marijuana beyond medical purposes. In Illinois, Gov. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Tuesday making it the first state to legalize cannabis possession through its Legislature instead of a ballot measure. The law will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020.
Each state differs in its guidelines of where and when people can use the drug, in addition to how much marijuana people can grow.