New version of IL Marijuana decriminalization bill proposed

Last August, Governor Rauner vetoed a bill which would have decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, and created a “legal limit” of THC for drugged driving cases (as opposed to Illinois’ current “zero tolerance” statute).

In particular, the Governor wanted a “legal limit” of 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood, the same as Colorado, instead of the bill’s 15 nanogram standard, which was closer in line to a government study which showed that 13 nanograms is equivalent to the 0.08 blood alcohol level used in alcohol DUI cases.

Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) has proposed a new bill (HB 4357) which much closer to Rauner’s amendatory veto.

Under the proposed bill, the “legal limit” for DUI cannabis cases would be, as Rauner requested, 5 nanograms of THC, and possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana would be a fine only violation, with fines up to $200.

 

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  1. Pingback: Illinois take note: Colorado Troopers to pilot test marijuana detection devices | illinoisduilawyer

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