It’s official, Illinois just became the latest state to allow for recreational cannabis use. The Illinois House ratified and passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, sending the bill to Governor JB Pritzker for signature.

The act becomes effective once it is signed and that starts the clock on several initiatives, including allowing the dispensaries already licensed under Illinois’s medical marijuana act to convert to recreational facilities.

Assuming all goes well, cannabis sales in Illinois will begin on January 1, 2020