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Fri Jul 29, 2016, 04:00 PM Jul 2016

Illinois decriminalized Marijuana! [View all]

Source: MPP Marijuana Policy Project

This afternoon, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed MPP’s bill decriminalizing possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana, making Illinois the 21st state to stop jailing marijuana consumers.

This is just the latest victory in the most ambitious year yet for rolling back marijuana prohibition …

More than 20 legislatures have already improved their states’ marijuana policies this year, and voters in as many as 10 more states will vote on sensible marijuana initiatives this November.

Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-illinois-marijuana-decriminalzation-0730-20160729-story.html

Great news. No more jail terms for pot.

This will probably lead to letting a lot of people out of prison, too.
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Illinois decriminalized Marijuana! [View all] ChairmanAgnostic Jul 2016 OP
where is the news link ??????????????? trueblue2007 Jul 2016 #1
I got an email from MPP, no cite yet. ChairmanAgnostic Jul 2016 #3
Here.. pkdu Jul 2016 #7
Thanks. ChairmanAgnostic Jul 2016 #12
Great news! Equinox Moon Jul 2016 #2
If its for trafficking, nope. That's federal stuff. maxsolomon Jul 2016 #6
Yes, although other crimes are often involved. ChairmanAgnostic Jul 2016 #10
Illinois governor signs bill decriminalizing personal marijuana possession trueblue2007 Jul 2016 #4
In further news, crime rate immediately drops 50%. 63splitwindow Jul 2016 #5
Heh, yeah. ChairmanAgnostic Jul 2016 #8
Bwahahaha. progressoid Jul 2016 #9
Actually, pot is great for that condition, too. ChairmanAgnostic Jul 2016 #11
let em gnash !! YOHABLO Jul 2016 #13
True. Dentists need our love, too. ChairmanAgnostic Jul 2016 #14
Cement Obama's legacy PrideofJefferson Jul 2016 #15
Agreed Fritz Walter Jul 2016 #29
So not *really* decriminalized Big_K Jul 2016 #16
So true, BUT ChairmanAgnostic Jul 2016 #19
That is the definition of decriminalization metalbot Jul 2016 #34
When Illinois has so many crisis-level, unresolved problems frazzled Jul 2016 #17
Right on all counts. Especially his toxicity. ChairmanAgnostic Jul 2016 #20
It's a good step. But it's an exceptionally small step. Taitertots Jul 2016 #18
Good because even if you don't smoke pot why should taxpayers have to support the jails with Person 2713 Jul 2016 #21
AND mj buzz usually leads to hunger and laughing, not anger and violence like alcohol often does. 63splitwindow Jul 2016 #22
It also impairs memory formation Igel Jul 2016 #25
Which do you consider more of a health hazard (physical AND mental), mj or alcohol? 63splitwindow Jul 2016 #27
Buzz kill. nt Betty88 Jul 2016 #31
It remains illegal for minors. nt coffeenap Jul 2016 #32
Yet there are many different strains of legal pot and more in the pipeline Midnight Writer Jul 2016 #33
decrim is bullshit Warren Stupidity Jul 2016 #23
So when does Amazon.com greymattermom Jul 2016 #35
Yep. It STILL gives cops the phony "sniff test" justification for rights violations. Hassin Bin Sober Jul 2016 #37
What happens to everybody in jail for less than 10 grams then I wonder? mahina Jul 2016 #24
Read the legislation. Igel Jul 2016 #26
smoke em if u got em! Cryptoad Jul 2016 #28
... IronLionZion Jul 2016 #30
So glad to hear that! Way to go Illinois! AgadorSparticus Jul 2016 #36
Hasn't caused any harm here - absolute legal. raven mad Jul 2016 #38
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