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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Illinois Decriminalizes Marijuana

Chicago Tribune

Getting caught with small amounts of marijuana will result in citations akin to a traffic ticket instead of the possibility of jail time under legislation Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law Friday.

Rauner's approval of the decriminalization measure comes after he used his amendatory veto powers last year to rewrite legislation he argued would have allowed people to carry too much pot and fine violators too little.

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