A marijuana advocacy group is urging Illinois lawmakers to accept Governor Bruce Rauner's changes to a marijuana decriminalization plan.
In his amendatory veto, the Governor supported lowering penalties for possession of pot but he did tighten the amount someone could have to avoid a criminal charge.
The National Organization to Reform Marijuana laws says it's still a move in the right direction. Dan Linn is Executive Director of NORML's Illinois chapter:
" I think if he's honest about reducing our prison population, if he's honest about reforming our criminal justice system, this is a very easy win I think to accomplish those types of goals".
This measure would make possession of up to ten grams of marijuana punishable by a fine of up to 200-dollars. It also sets a standard for how much THC could be in a person's bloodstream to qualify for driving while impaired.