New law states pot legal in Chicago, but Chicago
On Jan 1, smoking marijuana will become legal in Illinois, but the residents of public housing in Chicago are disappointed as they cannot smoke at their home. According to the reports, the Chicago Housing Authority has started sending notices to the residents that if they find out someone is smoking pot in public housing, they can terminate the public aid.
CHA said that pot is still illegal under federal law, and everyone has to follow federal law to get the federal money. Kate Walz of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law said in a statement that the people who live in public housing do not have similar rights as the rest of the residents of the state. The law prohibits anyone from the smoking pot on federal land for recreational or medicinal purposes.