Indiana residents near western border prepare for legal recreational marijuana sales in Illinois

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STATE LINE, Ind. – In less than a month, Illinois becomes the 11th state to begin selling recreational marijuana legally. This also means more states surrounding Indiana will be selling weed, which sets up a certain challenge for law enforcement in the area. …

“Being a border county, I think we’re going to see an increase in the number of people that possess marijuana because of that,” Sheriff Russell Hart of Warren County said.

Hart told FOX59 his deputies are already seeing more arrests related to marijuana use. Hart said his county alone saw a 250% increase from 2015-2019, and he expects that number to go up.


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