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Recreational Use of Cannabis: What’s Legal and What’s Illegal

2020-11-30T09:27:53-06:00

12/1/20

By Geneva Brown, CARPLS Staff Attorney

On January 1, 2020, Illinois legalized the use of cannabis for personal, recreational consumption. Yes, you can now purchase cannabis legally for your personal use. But buyer beware. Laws are still in place that tell you when, where, how, how much, and with who you can consume cannabis legally. To enjoy the newfound freedom of recreational cannabis use, let us explore how […]

Recreational Use of Cannabis: What’s Legal and What’s Illegal2020-11-30T09:27:53-06:00

Our Cannabis Expungement Project Team at CARPLS

2020-11-19T13:17:59-06:00

11/19/20

By CARPLS Legal Aid

As we debut our much-anticipated and historic Illinois cannabis expungement project, we understand that our role is to serve as the opening door across the State to help thousands upon thousands of people to expunge their cannabis records, charges and arrests, and to move their lives forward.

This is the first CARPLS project that started and was built and launched remotely, so this is a unique […]

Our Cannabis Expungement Project Team at CARPLS2020-11-19T13:17:59-06:00

Changing Our Community for the Better, One Legal Problem at a Time

2020-09-30T11:53:53-05:00

9/28/20

By CARPLS Legal Aid

The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched our community beyond the already devastating health effects. As of this writing, nearly 9,000 Illinoisans have lost their lives and over 20,000 have been hospitalized. There have been terrible socioeconomic implications:

  • 3 million Illinoisans are unemployed;
  • An estimated 32% didn’t pay for their housing last month, including 24 million US renters that cannot pay their rent;
  • 35,000 debt collection cases […]
Changing Our Community for the Better, One Legal Problem at a Time2020-09-30T11:53:53-05:00