Illinois Marijuana Laws: Is Marijuana Legal in Illinois?

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).

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How can an Illinois marijuana lawyer help me?

An experienced Illinois criminal attorney can help you defend against an Illinois marijuana charge. An attorney can help with a variety of channels, including getting the charges against you dismissed, reduced, or helping you receive a lesser penalty than you might otherwise have for your Illinois marijuana possession charge.

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Marijuana and Illinois Drug Courts

Illinois jurisdictions that have drug courts receive direction and assistance from the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts. Drug courts are relatively new to the American judicial system, having been around nationally only since the 1990s.

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Is K2 illegal in Illinois?

The substance popularly known as K2 (JWH-018) and other cannabinoids are legal in Illinois for the remainder of 2010. A new law passed earlier in 2010 makes K2 and other cannabinoids illegal as of January 1, 2011.

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