\t"Illinois: Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation IntroducedIllinois lawmakers have introduced House Bill 4299, that would make the possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana a petty offense, punishable by a fine of up to $100. Under present law, possession of marijuana under 30 grams is a criminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year of incarceration. HB 4299 would make possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana a petty offense punishable by a fine not exceeding $100. The first offense for possession of more than 10 grams, but less than 30 grams, would also be a petty offense punishable by a fine of up to $100. Subsequent offense for marijuana possession of quantities between 10 to 30 grams would be a Class A misdemeanor. (Present law currently classifies this offense as a Class 4 felony.) Possession of more than 30 grams, but less than 500 grams would be reclassified from a Class 4 felony to a Class A misdemeanor. HB 4299 also reduces penalties for the manufacture, delivery, or possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, or manufacture of less than 10 grams of marijuana from a Class A or B misdemeanor to a petty offense punishable by a $100 fine. Cultivation of not more than 5 marijuana plants would also be reclassified as a petty offense. You can read the full text of this measure here. Please visit NORML's 'Take Action Center' to contact your elected officials and urge them to support HB 4299: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/51046/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12958 NORML will keep you updated as this legislation moves forward. Sincerely, The NORML Team \t\t\t\tNORML and the NORML Foundation: 1600 K Street NW, Mezzanine Level, Washington DC, 20006-2832 \t\t\t\tTel: (202) 483-5500 â€¢ Fax: (202) 483-0057 â€¢ Email: <a data-ipb='nomediaparse' href='mailto:norml@[member="NORML"].org'>norml@[member="NORML"].org</a>\t\t" -Norml.org http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/51046/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12958 One foot in the right direction.