Legalization was also touted by one senior advisor in the governor’s office as a way to create jobs, expunge the arrest records for “those who have lost out on opportunities” and put an end to “prohibition." Purchasers must be 21, have a valid ID and pay in cash.
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Legal Pot in Illinois Touted as 'Monumental Milestone' for its Community Impact
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation reported 77,128 marijuana transactions totaling close to $3.2 million on the first day the drug was legally allowed to be sold in the state. So reports NBC Chicago.