Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed a bill on Tuesday , making the state the first in the U.S. to pass a comprehensive legal pot sales measure through the legislature instead of as a ballot initiative.
The state House of Representatives last month, two days after the Senate approved it, 38-17.
Pritzker applauded lawmakers’ approval of the bill in a Twitter thread.
The state of Illinois just made history, legalizing adult-use cannabis with the most equity-centric approach in the nation.
— Governor JB Pritzker (@GovPritzker)
This will have a transformational impact on our state, creating opportunity in the communities that need it most and giving so many a second chance. I applaud bipartisan members of the