Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker this morning signed into law a bill that makes Illinois the tenth state (plus Washington, D.C.) to legalize marijuana for adults and regulate a new legal cannabis market. The bill’s passage and signing is historic because Illinois becomes the first state in the country to legalize cannabis through the state government rather than a citizen-led ballot initiative.
There is much to love about the Illinois bill, such as the provision that will result in the expungement of criminal cannabis convictions for 750,000 Illinoisans and some of the strongest social equity provisions of any legalization law in the country, but there’s a looming problem with Illinois’ legalization program that has been largely lost in the excitement around the bill’s passage.
Illinois is going to run out of cannabis.
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