With Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signing of House Bill 1438, Illinois has become the 11th state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. In 2014, Illinois legalized marijuana for medical use. Thirty-four states and Washington, D.C., now have legalized medical or recreational marijuana, meaning a majority of Americans live in a state with some form of legal use.
According to the NSC, “Safety shouldn’t be an afterthought during decriminalization discussions. With research