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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Marijuana Possession in Illinois: No Worse than a Speeding Ticket?

A bill that recently passed the House makes possession of 15 grams of marijuana worth a $125 fine -- and after 6 months, people punished under the new law can have the conviction expunged from their records.

It passed with a 62-53 vote and the Illinois Department of Corrections estimates that it will save the state about $30 million. 

Read the full story here.


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