Effective January 1, 2020, Illinois residents ages 21 and over can legally purchase and possess up to 30 grams of marijuana.
The new law makes Illinois the 11th state to legalize cannabis, and the first state in which a legislature has approved commercial sales.
It will still be illegal to sell marijuana if you do not own a dispensary, and it will be illegal to posess over 30g. Marijuana possession for recreational use remains against the law for the remainder of 2019. If you get busted, you will want to retain an attorney.
CBS Seattle reports that the study indicates that fatal car accidents involving the use of marijuana have tripled in recent years. So, don not drive while high, even after it is legal.
Folly Beach Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Sahn helps individual avoid jail time and staggering fines and says that individuals who have been criminally charged are provided with certain rights to ensure they are not wrongfully convicted or punished too severely. If you’re arrested for breaking a law like the ones listed above, be sure to contact a local attorney for a consultation.