Impact Reports

THE IMPACT OF LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA IN ILLINOIS, FALL 2021

October 2021 – October 2021 – The Chicago High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) has recognized the need to study the impact that the legalization of marijuana has had, and will continue to have, on the state of Illinois. The purpose of this report is to provide data and perspective on the change of public policy and messaging regarding the use of marijuana in Illinois since the passage of the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act in 2019.