Coming in 2020 is legalized marijuana sales to adults over the age of 21. But the sale of marijuana won’t be available in every city in the state. Throughout the year many cities and towns have opted out of allowing sales.
Democrat Governor JB Pritzker, a strong supporter of the new law, says towns opting out shows the legislative process worked and nothing was forced on any community.
Police everywhere will have to allow people to legally hold small amounts of marijuana even if the town they are in doesn’t allow the sale of the drug.