Illinois Will Ban Cannabis Use in Public Housing, Despite Legalization

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The federal government bans all cannabis use in public housing. Even medical marijuana use can be grounds for eviction from these properties, putting a lot of MMJ patients at risk of losing their homes.

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Starting next January, every adult in the state of Illinois will be legally allowed to buy, possess, and use cannabis to their heart’s content. But residents of public housing will be largely left out of this happy picture, as federal law continues to reign over all housing projects that rely on government funding.

Last week, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) sent a memo to all 63,000 households under its jurisdiction reminding residents...

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