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    Illinois becomes the 11th state to legalize marijuana

    Illinois becomes the 11th state to legalize marijuana
    ABC News MEGHAN KENEALLY,ABC News 2 hours 17 minutes ago

    Illinois becomes the 11th state to legalize marijuana originally appeared on abcnews.go.com

    Illinois has become the latest state to legalize marijuana.

    The state's new Democratic governor signed a bill Tuesday legalizing the use of the drug.

    Gov. JB Pritzker campaigned on the issue and the Illinois General Assembly passed a law legalizing and regulating production on May 31.

    "As the first state in the nation to fully legalize adult-use cannabis through the legislative process, Illinois exemplifies the best of democracy: a bipartisan and deep commitment to better the lives of all of our people," Pritzker said in a statement after he signed the bill.

    "Legalizing adult-use cannabis brings an important and overdue change to our state, and it’s the right thing to do. This legislation will clear the cannabis-related records of nonviolent offenders through an efficient combination of automatic expungement, gubernatorial pardon and individual court action," he said.


    Illinois now joins 10 states and the District of Columbia in allowing the legal use of marijuana. Legalization will go into effect in Illinois on Jan. 1, 2020.

    The National Conference of State Legislatures reports there are 13 other states where marijuana has been decriminalized. Small amounts intended for personal consumption can lead to a civil or local infraction in these states.

    That was the tack used in New York, where the state legislature recently opted to decriminalize the drug and view possession of up to 2 ounces as a violation instead of a crime.

    The legalization of marijuana in Illinois is seen by some as the latest in a string of progressive or left-leaning policies implemented by Pritzker.


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    Any step in any state towards legalization is to be applauded. Unfortunately, Illinois is broke as fuck. Sure hope the politicians don't try to balance the budget on the backs of marijuana users.
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      #3
      I'm conflicted on how positive the trend across the US really is.

      No home grow without a medical card. I'm so tired of this money grab mentality. It's safe enough to legalize for recreation, but we still demand you pay us for the right to consume it?

      Even worse all the while claiming preferential "opportunity" in the business for minorities as past restitution (I'm not a minority btw). Somehow I don't see the average minority previously affected by reefer madness opening a dispensary or cultivation facility. Maybe I'm naive.

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        #4
        I think Vermont is the only state that has "legalized" that allows home growing. I'm not at all sure this current "no grow" trend is a good thing at all.
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          #5
          Data from a pretty non-official site said the following states allow home grow for non-medical use.

          Alaska
          California
          Colorado
          District of Colombia
          Maine
          Massachusetts
          Michigan
          Nevada
          Oregon
          Vermont

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            #6
            Originally posted by F2F View Post
            I'm conflicted on how positive the trend across the US really is.

            No home grow without a medical card. I'm so tired of this money grab mentality. It's safe enough to legalize for recreation, but we still demand you pay us for the right to consume it?

            Even worse all the while claiming preferential "opportunity" in the business for minorities as past restitution (I'm not a minority btw). Somehow I don't see the average minority previously affected by reefer madness opening a dispensary or cultivation facility. Maybe I'm naive.

            Cheers
            F2F
            Before long they will tax your toilet paper (after each) instance and, further more... they will expect you to collect your "duty", weight it and, produce the required "tax" on said bodily function! Ya wanna wear tin hats?

            That being said... STFU and do your thing

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              #7
              Originally posted by aridbud View Post
              Illinois becomes the 11th state to legalize marijuana
              ABC News MEGHAN KENEALLY,ABC News 2 hours 17 minutes ago

              Illinois becomes the 11th state to legalize marijuana originally appeared on abcnews.go.com

              Illinois has become the latest state to legalize marijuana.

              The state's new Democratic governor signed a bill Tuesday legalizing the use of the drug.

              Gov. JB Pritzker campaigned on the issue and the Illinois General Assembly passed a law legalizing and regulating production on May 31.

              "As the first state in the nation to fully legalize adult-use cannabis through the legislative process, Illinois exemplifies the best of democracy: a bipartisan and deep commitment to better the lives of all of our people," Pritzker said in a statement after he signed the bill.

              "Legalizing adult-use cannabis brings an important and overdue change to our state, and it’s the right thing to do. This legislation will clear the cannabis-related records of nonviolent offenders through an efficient combination of automatic expungement, gubernatorial pardon and individual court action," he said.


              Illinois now joins 10 states and the District of Columbia in allowing the legal use of marijuana. Legalization will go into effect in Illinois on Jan. 1, 2020.

              The National Conference of State Legislatures reports there are 13 other states where marijuana has been decriminalized. Small amounts intended for personal consumption can lead to a civil or local infraction in these states.

              That was the tack used in New York, where the state legislature recently opted to decriminalize the drug and view possession of up to 2 ounces as a violation instead of a crime.

              The legalization of marijuana in Illinois is seen by some as the latest in a string of progressive or left-leaning policies implemented by Pritzker.


              BRAVO, Ilinois!!
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                #8
                Fuckem all ! Money grabbing fuckers trying to dictate who grows . Just makes me want to grow more .

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by usda101 View Post
                  Fuckem all ! Money grabbing fuckers trying to dictate who grows . Just makes me want to grow more .


                  Hear, Hear!!!
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                  Isn't Mother Nature grand !

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                    #10
                    Better than a stick in the eye with scissors or a thorn branch. People will continue to grow underground, Switcher. $$$ has to be made and will let out-of-staters and those unable to grow to buy.
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                      #11
                      Make some noise Illinois.

                      Overgrow the midwest!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by aridbud View Post
                        Better than a stick in the eye with scissors or a thorn branch. People will continue to grow underground, Switcher. $$$ has to be made and will let out-of-staters and those unable to grow to buy.
                        Cool thanks

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                        but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”


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                        The highest form of knowledge is Empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another's world" ~ Bill Bullard

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                        may their arms be too short to scratch...


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                          #13
                          Originally posted by usda101 View Post
                          Fuckem all ! Money grabbing fuckers trying to dictate who grows . Just makes me want to grow more .
                          While you were growing your weed, I was defending your right to grow. So FO.

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                          I want you to question me. I want you to look at the facts! ~ Snowden

                          “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience,

                          but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”


                          "Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding.
                          The highest form of knowledge is Empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another's world" ~ Bill Bullard

                          May the fleas of a thousand camels infest
                          the crotch of the person who screws up your day and,
                          may their arms be too short to scratch...


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                            #14
                            Some of us old timers recall when it was ALL illegal, so even though "recreational" in Illinois (who knew?), strides have been made in the last 5, 10, 20 years.

                            Even in CO, the underground remains healthy and in demand. Imagine that'll be similar elsewhere where "legal" but not legal to GYO.
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                            “Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” ~Steve Maraboli~
                            "Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble." ~John Lewis~

                            afterthought autos
                            We are passionate auto breeders growing organically 2008. We offer 37 autoflowering strains, 17 photoperiods, 14 CBD hemp hybrids via catalog in our decades of breeding expertise. afterthought autos - we are unique quality autoflower breeders for medical conditions and recreational stimulus. Auto breeding 15 years, we're running strong! We're on SEEDBAY again...trio of goodies - autos, photoperiods and CBD hemp strains!


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                              #15
                              Originally posted by aridbud View Post
                              Some of us old timers recall when it was ALL illegal, so even though "recreational" in Illinois (who knew?), strides have been made in the last 5, 10, 20 years.

                              Even in CO, the underground remains healthy and in demand. Imagine that'll be similar elsewhere where "legal" but not legal to GYO.
                              Where there is a need, there will be people willing to fill that need. That is the world. Let's play devil's advocate here...

                              The FRIGGING economy is BS and, is no diffrent than the inernet and housing bubble. Now the world is under the Trump bubble. That will bust as well. There is no disposable income.

                              The government is running out of cash just like us. Ya wanna smoke? Pay the price! The black market will always exist. They will continue to exist, unless the "legal" market puts them out of business. e.g great weed at reasonable prices.

                              GMO seeds yeah right!

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                              I want you to question me. I want you to look at the facts! ~ Snowden

                              “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience,

                              but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”


                              "Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding.
                              The highest form of knowledge is Empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another's world" ~ Bill Bullard

                              May the fleas of a thousand camels infest
                              the crotch of the person who screws up your day and,
                              may their arms be too short to scratch...


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