Illinois could legalize recreational marijuana soon

Are high times ahead for Illinois? Gov. J.B. Pritzker today is saying he has made an agreement with critical lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year.

According to a report by NBC Chicago, the new laws could allow adults 21 and older to legally buy cannabis for recreational use from licensed dispensaries. Residents of Illinois could have up to about an ounce (30 grams) of marijuana. Another key part of the legislation would wipe away any marijuana criminal convictions.

Several states including Michigan, have legalized recreational pot. Illinois already has legalized medical cannabis.