Possession of marijuana is illegal in Illinois. A state bill to legalize medical marijuana passed in the Illinois Senate in May of 2009, but the bill is not expected to pass in the House by the end of 2010 (the deadline before it will need to be reapproved in the Senate).→ Read More
Illinois Marijuana Laws
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Can I be charged with possession of marijuana if I’m a passenger in someone’s car and marijuana is found? What does’possession’ mean under Illinois marijuana laws?
In Illinois, as in most states, you can be charged with possession of marijuana if it is found in a car in which you are a passenger. However, if the marijuana was not found on your person and did not belong to you, you have a good defense against conviction in Illinois.→ Read More
In Illinois, because penalties for marijuana possession are more severe after 30 grams (a little more than an ounce), it is useful to know exactly how many marijuana cigarettes equal an ounce. One ounce (28.35 grams) typically makes about 60 marijuana cigarettes, or “joints.”→ Read More