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Full Illinois Senate Passes Measure to Decriminalize Cannabis

The Illinois Senate has voted 37 to 19 to approve legislation that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis. The measure, which passed the House of Representatives last month with a 63 to 53 vote, would remove the possibility of criminal charges for the possession of up to 15 grams of cannabis, reducing …

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Cannabis Decrim Bill Passes Illinois Senate Committee, Already Passed House

Legislation to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis has been approved with a 9 to 3 vote by the Illinois Senate Criminal Law Committee. The bill has already been approved 63 to 53 by the state’s House of Representatives. The proposal – which is now up for a full Senate vote – would …

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Illinois House Approves Cannabis Decriminalization Bill

With a 62 to 53 vote, the Illinois House of Representatives gave passage Thursday to┬áHouse Bill 218, a proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis. Under the proposed law, those caught possessing up to 15 grams of cannabis would no longer face the possibility of jail time, but instead would face a …

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Cannabis Legalization and Decriminalization Bills Filed in Illinois

Legislation to legalize the possession and cultivation of recreational cannabis has been filed in the Illinois Senate, and a measure to decriminalize cannabis possession has been filed in the state’s House. House Bill 218, filed by Representative Kelly Cassidy, would make the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis a $100 ticket with no …

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