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     December 31, 2019      #12-365 KDJ

Top 10 local news stories: A year of change 

By Lee Provost

1. State legalizes pot, Toi Hutchinson to oversee program

Years of debate in Illinois regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana came to an end in late June when Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law.

The law, which legalizes recreational marijuana use beginning Jan. 1, allows Illinois residents who are 21 and older to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis. The law, however, restricts where marijuana can be consumed.

The law allows marijuana consumption only in a private residents, meaning ...

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Lee Provost