recreational marijuana

Jeff Smudde / WGLT

The sale of adult-use cannabis in the city of Peoria may, to a large degree, follow the same guidelines as that of medical marijuana.

Will recreational cannabis legalization have a big impact on usage among teens? 

Jeff Smudde / WGLT

DELAVAN -- A Central Illinois medical cannabis grower says the legalization of recreational cannabis in the state will offer new opportunities to expand.


Peoria County Sheriff Optimistic About Cannabis Law Changes

Jun 10, 2019

PEORIA -- Law enforcement officials across the state have expressed concerns about the legalization of recreational marijuana - but Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell says he’s optimistic about the change.


Cannabis Merges Into Health Care

May 1, 2019
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Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

We are taking a closer look at what the legalization of cannabis could mean for Illinois. The State of Cannabis is a collaborative reporting effort by public radio stations across the state. This piece in the series looks at the potential health care considerations of recreational marijuana.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle cited a racial disparity in enforcement of laws against the use of marijuana as the reason she now favors legalization of the drug.

Illinois could see changes this year that expand access to medical marijuana, as operators say the number of patients allowed to buy the drug is too low to recoup investments.

Lawmakers Debate Marijuana Legalization

Jul 31, 2017
Mel Evans / AP Photo

Some lawmakers say legalizing recreational marijuana should be on the horizon for Illinois, but they admit there are still details to work out.

Legalizing recreational marijuana could be one way Illinois tries to chip away at its deficit.  The idea is being floated around Springfield.  Democratic State Representative Kelly Cassidy and Senator Heather Steans are pushing to legalize recreational marijuana.