Senator Steans introduced a new version of the proposed Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act yesterday. This one looks like it’s going to make it and the Senator deserves a hearty congratulations on the thing as some criminal justice reform elements to the bill required tweaking to win support of state Republicans and it looks like that has happened.

Thankfully we are still in the process of our series on the new bill, so not too much work will go into addressing differences from our older entries – one important change is the home-growing right. It looks like that was changed for some reason and only those people who are licensed under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (can the next order of business be changing the name and removing “Pilot”?) are going to get to home grow. Which is, honestly, a travesty for can-do millenials who want to try their hand at cultivation.

Apologies for the brevity, but with 611 pages, it’s going to take a little while to get through it all.

You can find the new bill in PDF form here.

Here is a word version of a comparison. (which may be easier to read).

And here is a PDF Comparison.