On January 1st, recreational cannabis is legal in the state of Illinois. It became legal in Michigan awhile ago but they only started selling it recently in a few locations. Interesting to live in the Midwest when this is happening. You kind of expect it in the coastal states but the Midwest will definitely have a novel approach to both the business and the use of cannabis I recon. There are a lot of benefits to the legalization of cannabis and I suppose some hazards too. Economically, it is a windfall especially in states with large population centers like Chicago. It will decrease incarceration rates cost us all less in prison costs, decrease cannabis flowing across the border from Mexico tamping down on drug trafficking, free up local police departments to pay more attention to more serious crimes, and add who knows how many jobs to the states. Ah, if I was only 20 again I might actually be excited about this development. Your thoughts?