Illinois lawmakers introduce bill to legalize, tax marijuana


Young girl smoking a cigarette

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Could it soon be legal to use Marijuana in Illinois if you don’t have a medical need? The answer might be yes.

A bill introduced on Wednesday could legalize possession of small amounts of pot for recreational use. But you have to be over 21 and you can only have up to an ounce of marijuana.

Violations would amount to a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in prison. You would also have to pay a fine of up to $1,500.

FOX 2 Newsletters

Sign up for a newsletter from FOX 2 to get updates about news and weather. We offer daily headlines, breaking news, severe weather, and forecast emails.


Latest News

More News