Gov. JB Pritzker Announces 'Step Forward' In Illinois Marijuana LegalizationGovernor JB Pritzker and key lawmakers announced a bill Saturday that would allow adults over the age of 21 to legally purchase cannabis from licensed dispensaries in Illinois on January 1, 2020.
Illinois Catholic Bishops Oppose Marijuana LegalizationThe bishops say legalization will only add to the country's crisis with illicit drugs and prescription opioids.
Groups Urge Illinois Lawmakers Not To Legalize Recreational MarijuanaSeveral advocacy groups are urging Illinois lawmakers not to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, arguing it would, among other things, make roads more hazardous.
Illinois Marijuana Legalization Debate Shifts From 'When' to 'How'Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker campaigned on the legalization issue and its corresponding tax revenue of as much as $1 billion a year. And Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is on board .