Right now, individual cities, towns and municipalities around Illinois are deciding if they'll allow sales.
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At the same time, the state is working to get the infrastructure in place for dispensaries to open and sales to begin on New Year's Day.
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Illinois State Senator Toi Hutchinson, the incoming cannabis regulation oversight officer, is coordinating all of this from south suburban Olympia Fields.
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She stopped by ABC7 to answer questions about the recreational marijuana program.
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