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January 1, Chicagoans lined up many kilometers of queue for legalized marijuana

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After Wednesday enacted a law allowing the sale and use of marijuana in Illinois on the first day of the New year, many people took to the cold and defended "a shockingly long" queue for a dose of the drug legalized.

January 1, Chicagoans lined up many kilometers of queue for legalized marijuana
Фото: Вице-губернатор Иллинойса Джулиана Страттон одной из первых купила себе дозу канабиса / CNN

Despite the cold and snow hundreds of Illinois residents - including the Deputy Governor of the state of Julian Stratton lined up in a huge queue to be the first to buy marijuana after its legalization. The morning of January 1 in Cannesisa clinic, started selling drugs, legalized in June the state Governor, George. B. Pritzker.

Twitter User cal Marek filmed shocking for its size it is the turn of residents in a suburb of Chicago, lined up early in the morning for the drug.

"I couldn't believe that a lot of people came out so early," said Marek CNN. "I thought that people will still be competing with a hangover in bed."

yesterday in Illinois allowed to use cannabis to persons over the age of 21. In accordance with the law, residents can purchase and possess 30 grams of cannabis, 5 grams of cannabis concentrate, and products with the addition of cannabis containing no more than 500 milligrams of THC, the active ingredient of cannabis.

the Bill also includes major reforms of criminal justice designed to help those who were in prison on charges of sale and use of drugs.

Illinois became the 11th US state to legalize the use and sale of marijuana.

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