Illinois Senate panel OKs adult-use cannabis bill, but details are pending

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An Illinois Senate committee voted to advance a placeholder bill that lawmakers can amend later to legalize a recreational marijuana market in the state.

The so-called “shell bill” – approved in a 12-4 party line vote by the Senate Executive Committee – is expected to be significantly changed through private negotiations among lawmakers, the governor’s office and members of the cannabis industry, Capitol News Illinois reported.

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