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A new decade is here. And with it, a year where “4/20” will last an entire month! Legal cannabis for adult use arrived to Illinois, with long lines outside of dispensaries formed on Jan 1. The day saw $3.2 million in weed products sold. Among the first customers was Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton. Ahead of the recreational program rollouts, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced pardons for more than 11,000 misdemeanor cannabis convictions involving small amounts of the herb, and the expungement of the records in those cases. On the other hand, the Canadian province of Quebec raised the age for people to purchase recreational cannabis to 21. All other provinces in the country have set the legal age for cannabis consumption to 19. Only Alberta has different rules: it allows people over the age of 18 to legally consume marijuana. If you want to get this news recap in your email inbox every week, please subscribe to https://tinyletter.com/javierhasse Looking back at 2019, a few key events worth highlighting include: • The rollout of the first legal hemp crops under the new Farm Bill in January. • The U.S.