Due to the recent Henry County voting, the 3.75% tax will be applicable for the recreational cannabis sale. On June 25, 2019, the governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker, signed a new marijuana law bill. He agreed with the purchase of marijuana to adults and made Illinois the 11th state that can use it legally. According to the law, the occupation tax of cannabis retailers on marijuana in illegal areas is to be 3.75%.
This law allows the residents of the country to have 30 grams of raw cannabis, 2.5 grams of concentrated cannabis products, and 250 mg of THC in a cannabis-infused product. According to the Executive Committee Chairman, Kippy Breeden, it is a significant source of revenue that should not be missed.
The board member, Roger Gradert, said that it is difficult to stop people from using cannabis. If they say no to their people, then they will go outside the country to purchase it. Breeden noted that many countries have already passed the tax.
The board chairman, Marshall Jones, said that it is hard to ban cannabis in the country but, when there is a tax on anything, it reduces the use of it.
After voting, the counted votes were 15-3 from the board members. Some were agreed with the 100% tax but not with recreational marijuana. Legalizing marijuana is not a much-appreciated step for some people.
Kathy Allen made a public comment in which she comments about the plead denying the recreational cannabis because it can cause more car accidents and more deaths in the country. This board decision of legalizing marijuana in Illinois country is accepted as well as declined by many people.