The new Illinois marijuana law may be the first step towards full decriminalization of small amounts of cannabis. In episode 207, friend of the podcast, Ken Wang, drops by to walk us through the new law.
This episode was released on the Criminal Nuggets Podcast.
People v. Flowers, 138 Ill.2d 218 (1990) (in general according to Teague a new rule should not apply retroactively to cases on collateral review)
People v. Teague, 489 U.S. 288, 109 S.Ct. 1060 (1989) (new constitutional rules of procedure are not applied retroactively on collateral review unless the new rule either (1) proscribes certain conduct or (2) effects procedures that effect ordered liberty)
People v. Sanders, 238 Ill.2d 391 (2010) (neither Teague exception applied so the new holding did not apply retroactively in this case)