The United States is the only country in the world that has no laws regarding marijuana.
But a bill introduced in the Illinois Senate would legalize marijuana and allow for its recreational use.
Sen. Josh Mitchell (D-Chicago) introduced the Marijuana Reform Act on March 1.
In the Senate, he introduced a bill to legalize marijuana and regulate it as a medicine.
It has two main provisions.
First, he said, marijuana would be classified as a schedule 1 substance and be allowed to be sold only by doctors who have a doctor’s recommendation.
Second, he proposed that marijuana be sold at retail stores and be taxed at 15% of the retail price.
Mitchell said that if passed, he would amend the Illinois Controlled Substances Act to allow for sales at retail.
But it’s not clear that that would go far enough.
Marijuana was legalized in Colorado and Washington state in 2012.
The two states have had some issues with people smoking marijuana in public, and police have used it to bust pot growers and sellers.
Mitchell and other Illinois lawmakers have argued that marijuana is less harmful than other drugs.
That argument has been bolstered by the recent deaths of four people in Colorado from pot overdoses, and by the fact that some studies have linked marijuana to more serious health problems than alcohol.
Illinois is among a handful of states that have legalized medical marijuana.
There are currently seven medical marijuana dispensaries in Illinois, but most operate in the state’s rural areas, with limited access.
Mitchell’s bill, however, would allow the state to start a pilot program for a dispensary and allow its license to be renewed annually.
He said the state will spend about $1.3 million on the pilot program, which would allow for the state government to purchase marijuana for people with chronic conditions.
The bill’s sponsors include Rep. Dan Schreiber (D), the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Janice Hahn (D).
Mitchell also wants the Illinois legislature to pass legislation to allow people to purchase recreational marijuana at stores, and he is calling on other lawmakers to support the bill.
But there are several hurdles in the Senate.
Mitchell is the bill’s sponsor and is one of five Democrats on the Judiciary Committee.
That means the bill must pass the Senate in order to be sent to the governor.
The state’s governor is expected to sign the bill into law by the end of the month.
Mitchell was unavailable for comment.
A spokesman for Mitchell told the Chicago Tribune that the bill would allow Illinois residents to purchase cannabis at licensed recreational dispensaries.
But the bill also allows for the sale of marijuana at retail shops, where it would be taxed 15% above the retail cost.
Mitchell acknowledged that this will not be enough to alleviate the pain of people who use marijuana.
He noted that Illinois is a long way from Colorado, where recreational marijuana sales are legal, and said the drug’s “dangerous effects have been known to be severe and long-lasting.”
But he said that for those who do have chronic pain, marijuana could be helpful in alleviating their symptoms.