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Illinois House Committee Votes to Allow Expungement of Past Marijuana and Paraphernalia Convictions

Illinois legislation that would allow for individuals to have marijuana (and marijuana paraphernalia) possession charges expunged (removed) from their records has been advanced in the state’s legislature. Since the passage of a law decriminalizing marijuana in 2016, the possession of up to 10 grams is no longer a criminal offense in Illinois.┬áHouse Bill 2367, filed …

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Companion Bills to Legalize Cannabis Filed in Illinois

Legislation to legalize cannabis fro everyone 21 and older has been filed in the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives. Senate Bill 316 was filed by Senator Heather Steans (D), and House Bill 2353 was filed by State Representative Kelly Cassidy. Senator Steans was the lead sponsor of a 2016 measure that has since decriminalized …

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Illinois Governor Signs Bill Decriminalizing Cannabis

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill into law today that removes criminal penalties for the possession of small amounts of cannabis; the law takes effect immediately. Under the new law – Senate Bill 2228 – the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis will be, at most, a $200 fine. Prior to the …

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Cannabis Decrim Bill Passed by Illinois Legislature, Sent to Governor

Roughly a month after Illinois’ Senate gave approval to legislation (Senate Bill 2228) that would decriminalize cannabis possession, the state’s House of Representatives has passed the same bill, sending it to Governor Bruce Rauner for consideration. The vote in the Senate was 40 to 14, while the vote in the House was 64 to 50. …

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Illinois’ Full Senate Approves Bill to Decriminalize Cannabis

Illinois’ full Senate gave approval today to a bill that would replace criminal penalties with a civil fine for the possession of small amounts of cannabis. The vote was 40 to 14. Senate Bill 2228, which was introduced by Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago), would make the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis a …

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Illinois Senate Committee Approves Measure to Decriminalize Cannabis

The Illinois Senate Criminal Law Committee has given approval to legislation that would remove the possibility of criminal penalties or jail time for the possession of small amounts of cannabis. The proposal now moves towards a full Senate vote. Under the proposed law, those caught possessing up to 10 grams of cannabis would be, at …

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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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