Chicago’s Mayor Regulates Sale Of Recreational Weed

  • With a new law on the books, Illinois is set to officially legalize recreational marijuana next year.
  • Lori Lightfoot, who was elected and assumed office as Chicago’s mayor earlier this year, will reportedly introduce an ordinance on Wednesday that will divide the city into seven separate zones that will determine where the sale of marijuana will be permitted.
  • According to local news channel ABC7, all of downtown Chicago will be excluded, while special consideration will be given to districts where illegal cannabis sales are prevalent.
  • Illinois became the 11th state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana in June after Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation allowing adults aged 21 and over to buy and possess up to one ounce of cannabis at licensed dispensaries.

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