The last Governor here was a republican who slow walked the process. We had voted for it in 2018 but he still delayed it and delayed it while in charge, probably because he couldn't get a big enough piece for himself. Pritzker jumped on it right away and helped get legislation going almost immediately. It became legal on Jan 1 2020.
While I would certainly like better and faster progress, and especially much lower prices (Michigan next door is WAY cheaper), I can't complain too much. At least I now live in a legal state and I can stop always looking over my shoulder after hiding from the man for 50 years...
I mean, yeah it's great to have less to worry about from cops. But it absolutely sucks that you're priced out of dispensaries.
Even when Cali transitioned from med to rec with high taxes, I still found the dispos affordable. And it got a little better every month. At least in LA, there was an explosion of new dispensaries and delivery services. So while the taxes were high, retail prices dropped significantly. In Illinois, before tax prices are still out of control.