Last week, the Illinois Legislature legalized cannabis for adult use and established a distribution system, effective January 1, 2020. This legislative action created a ripple effect that spanned the cannabis industry and beyond, leaving many industry insiders to wonder if other states might follow suit and bypass the will of the voters and legalize cannabis through in the legislature? Voter initiatives are time consuming and expensive, after all. It takes a lot of work to get propositions on ballots.
What do you think? Did the legislature in Illinois set the stage for legalization here in the U.S.?