District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced this week that her office would be clearing tens of thousands of old cannabis convictions.
Recreational marijuana can now be purchased from licensed retailers by anyone over 21 with valid ID in Illinois.
The presidential candidate said that he would not push to legalize marijuana on a federal level if elected as it could be a "gateway drug."
Former Congressman Dana Rohrabacher told TMZ that he expects the U.S. will legalize marijuana use for all Americans in the next three years.
The Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and the Senate House Minority Leader have teamed up to reintroduce a measure that will legitimize pot use.
The Office of Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx is also reviewing policy surrounding the prosecution of those arrested for selling weed.