Recreational Marijuana Will Be Legal In Illinois Jan. 1, But Not Without Limitations

Recreational Marijuana Will Be Legal In Illinois Jan. 1, But Not Without Limitations


WE’RE DIGGING INTO ALL OF THE PLACES YOU CAN’T HAVE WEED. THE LIST IS LONG. Reporter: IT SURE IS. THAT’S NOT ALL THAT PEOPLE SHOULD PREPARE FOR. LEGALIZATION WON’T PROTECT PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO USE MARIJUANA FROM LOSING THEIR JOB, THEIR HOME AND MORE. YOU CAN CARRY IT, SMOKE IT, VAPE IT AND EAT PRODUCTS INFUSED WITH IT. BUT FOR EVERY CAN, THERE ARE CAN NOTES. YOU CAN’T GO TO THE ARENAS AND LIGHT UP. YOU CAN’T SMOKE IN A CAR, BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A BOAT, NEAR SOMEONE WHO ISN’T 21 OR AROUND ANY PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIAL. YOU COULD GET A TICKET FOR SMOKING AT HOME IF THERE ARE PEOPLE OUTSIDE WHO CAN SEE YOU. BUSINESSES, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES CAN BAN THE USE OF MARIJUANA AND THE COMMUNITY YOU LIVE IN CAN CHOOSE TO PREVENT CANNABIS COMPANIES FROM OPENING THEIR DOORS IN CITY LIMITS THEY CAN’T PREVENT ARE RESIDENTS FROM USING MARIJUANA. WE HAVE IT, AND IT’S NOT PERFECT. Reporter: WITH SO MANY STIPULATIONS, WITH I WE TURN TO A LOCAL EXPERT IN THE FIELD. IT’S NOT PERMITTABLE TO BUY MARIJUANA AND SMOKE IT ANY TIME. IF YOU DO THAT, YOU WILL FACE CONSEQUENCES. Reporter: HOW ABOUT THAT LEASE YOU SIGN? IF THE LANDLORD SAYS NO POT ON THE PROPERTY, NOTHING CHANGES YOU COULD BE KICKED OUT OF YOUR PLACE THAT COULD BE GROUNDS, CORRECT. Reporter: YOUR EMPLOYER DOESN’T HAVE TO SIGN OFF TO YOU USING IT OFF OF THE CLOCK. THEY CAN REMAIN ZERO TOLERANCE POLICIES AND CONTINUE TO TEST FOR POT. IF A COMPANY DECIDES TO ISSUE A RANDOM DRUG TEST THE SECOND WEEK OF JANUARY, WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENS JANUARY FIRST, THEY COULD LOSE THEIR JOB. THEY COULD. AND THEY NEED TO BE READY FOR THAT. Reporter: THAT COIN FLIPS TOO AND HAS OTHER STATES THAT HAVE LEGALIZED MARIJUANA. THEY WALKED IN ON JANUARY 2nd AND 95% TESTED POSITIVE FOR MARIJUANA, WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO? ARE THEY GOING THE FIRE THEIR WORK FORCE AND START FROM SCRATCH? Reporter: I LOOKED TO SEE IF

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