Pot use will still be restricted on campus after legalization

(The Alestle, September 5) Despite marijuana’s legalization in Illinois at the start of 2020, the status of cannabis use on campus is still up in the air.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill June 25 which set the date for legalization and other standards for growth, sale, taxation and advertising.

According to a summary of the new laws, adults over the age of 21 will be able to purchase and consume marijuana legally, starting Jan. 1 2020. Illinois residents will be allowed up to 30 grams of marijuana per person at any time, and non-residents will be allowed 15 grams of pot. The summary was created by the Illinois State Police and provided to The Alestle by Vice Chancellor for Administration Rich Walker. Read more.