Jacksonville Police Chief Weighs In on New Cannabis Legislation – WLDS

Jacksonville’s Police Chief is weighing in on the legalization of marijuana in the State of Illinois. Jacksonville Police Chief Adam Mefford says that the department will have some changes as they undertake the legalization of cannabis in the city limits in January 2020 when the bill becomes law.

Mefford explained on the What’s On Your Mind Program what changes are coming to the department when it comes to cannabis. “A lot of this is going to be administrative changes. Not just being allowed to smoke cannabis in the privacy of your own home, but the administrative changes of going back through years of police records and performing expungement on cases. Part of the law is going back through the history of calls and records and expunging those. The other change is educating officers on what is and is not legal for citizens to do with this new law.”