Recreational Marijuana Will Be Legal In Illinois Jan. 1, But Not Without Limitations – CBS ChicagoPosted by On


CHICAGO (CBS) — Recreational marijuana may soon be legal in Illinois, but that does not mean people can light up without penalties. There is a long list of places where weed will not be allowed.

Marijuana will be legal for all Illinois residents and visitors over the age of 21 beginning in January, but he law does not protect those people from possibly losing their jobs, homes and more.

Smoking in public places in a big no-no, and violators can be ticketed. That includes streets, parks and school grounds. Use is also not allowed in a car, behind the wheel of a boat, near someone who isn’t 21 or around any public safety official. Violators could even be ticketed for smoking at home if there are people outside who can see.

Businesses, colleges and universities can ban the use of marijuana.

Communities can choose to prevent cannabis companies from opening their doors in city…

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