Illinois Legalizes Recreational Cannabis

llinois has legalized recreational cannabis, according to a report from Reuters.

Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into a law on Tuesday, making the state the 11th to make the legislative move in favor of recreational marijuana.

In addition to legalizing cannabis, the bill also includes other key items including erasure of some prior convictions for certain drug offenses.

Sales from dispensaries will start on Jan. 1. Legalization is slated to generate upwards of $60 million in 2020.