Senate Approves Recreational Marijuana Use

Senate Approves Recreational Marijuana Use

Springfield (AP) – The Illinois Senate has approved legalized recreational marijuana use. Restrictions on home cultivation and a tightened process for clearing past pot convictions helped move the plan to passage. The Democratic-led chamber approved it 38-17 Wednesday night. The measure would allow residents 21 and older to buy marijuana from licensed dispensaries. Possession of up to once ounce (30 grams) would be allowed for residents. Non-residents could possess 15 grams.