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Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

15:07PM Jun 26, 2019

The 'Land of Lincoln' is going green. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signing a bill that legalizes marijuana in his state.

Illinois is now the eleventh state to legalize recreational marijuana. The law will permit state-licensed businesses to grow and sell pot. It also allows people 21 and above to consume and possess it. 

Marijuana is expected to bring the state about $500 million per year in tax revenue. Critics say legalization will result in more deaths and driving-while-high vehicular accidents.

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