Illinois lawmakers have narrowly allowed a bill to move to the House floor that would automatically legalize all cannabis possession laws regardless of amount. House Bill 3085 was approved on a 10-8 vote Tuesday morning in the House Judiciary – Criminal Committee. The bill’s language removes all criminal penalties for possession of any amount of cannabis and automatically expunges any criminal record for someone convicted of a similar offense. “It’s been a burden on brown and Black families for over 50 years, this artificial war perpetrated on our community for the benefit of others,” said state Rep. Mary Flowers, D-Chicago. Flowers pointed out that there are no limits on how much a recreational cannabis dispensary can sell, making their owners, all white in Illinois, millions in profits. Consumers have limits on how much they can buy and possess at one time.

Marijuana Moment, Marijuana Moment, 03/25/2021 09:36:00

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