Cannacuisine Comes To The National Restaurant Association Show

Ms. Lawrence will lead a panel discussion on “The Art and Science of Cooking with Cannabis” at the National Restaurant Association® NRA Show 2016 in Chicago on Tuesday, May 24, at 1:00 p.m.

ILLINOIS: Cooking with cannabis may be all the rage, but don’t expect infused food to be coming to your favorite bistro any time soon.   According to Robyn Griggs Lawrence, author of The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook—the definitive guide for the newly minted “cannacuisine” movement, cannabis cuisine has gone gourmet, but for now you are going to Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Edibles Debut In Illinois

The Fresh Toast is looking for your special canna-recipes!

ILLINOIS: Edible medical marijuana made its Illinois debut Saturday, ending a wait for patients who prefer eating to inhaling. To some, cannabis-infused foods seem milder than smoke or vapor, but the products carry their own risks. It takes longer to feel the effects when marijuana is eaten, so it’s easy to eat too much with unpleasant Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Taxes To Illinois Total $57K In 1st Month

Legal marijuana sales began Nov. 9 in Illinois. There are now 16 licensed dispensaries operating in Illinois.

ILLINOIS: Illinois officials say the state’s first medical marijuana patients have purchased nearly $801,000 worth of cannabis during the program’s first month. Program director Joseph Wright announced the figures Wednesday. The numbers indicate Illinois has collected roughly $56,550 in taxes from wholesale sales of medical marijuana during the month. Marijuana wholesalers pay a 7 percent Read the full article…

Chicago Chef To Make Marijuana-Infused Edibles For Medical Pot Patients

Prominent Chicago chef Mindy Segal announced Tuesday she plans to create a line of cannabis-infused edible products for medical marijuana patients.

ILLINOIS: A top chef may soon be causing the munchies even as she satisfies them. Prominent Chicago chef Mindy Segal announced Tuesday she plans to create a line of cannabis-infused edible products for medical marijuana patients. Segal, the owner of HotChocolate restaurant in Bucktown, has agreed to make a line of products for Cresco Labs, which plans Read the full article…

Customers Line Up As Medical Marijuana Goes On Sale In Illinois Today

Up to eight marijuana dispensaries, including several in the Chicago area, are scheduled to open Monday

ILLINOIS: Marijuana is expected to be sold legally in Illinois for the first time in decades Monday to those who have qualified to be among the first patients in the state’s medical cannabis program. Barring any last-minute glitches, up to eight marijuana dispensaries, including several in the Chicago area, are scheduled to open Monday, after Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana In Illinois May Start Selling Next Week

Washington mmj registry opens on time

ILLINOIS: FOX 32 has learned that Illinois‘ first legal shipments of medical marijuana could depart from grow houses as soon as Friday. The man in charge of the state’s program told FOX 32 News that the first legal retail sales by dispensaries could come early next week, perhaps Monday. But a woman who worked tirelessly for Read the full article…

It’s Harvest Time For Illinois’ First Medical Marijuana Crop

A company called Ataraxia is harvesting medical marijuana that will soon be sold in dispensaries around the state.

ILLINOIS: It’s harvest time in southeastern Illinois. And in one city, that means not just corn, but medical marijuana. The Associated Press recently gained an exclusive look at Illinois’ first legal marijuana crop, and the new farmland ritual beginning amid the cornfields surrounding the historic town of Albion. Illinois is among 23 states that allow Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Supporters Host Patient Education Event

In an effort to increase patient numbers, a daylong event planned Saturday in Chicago aims to answer questions for patients who've been on the fence about entering the medical marijuana program.

ILLINOIS:  Patient numbers have been low so far in the Illinois medical marijuana program. A daylong event planned Saturday in Chicago aims to answer questions for patients who’ve been on the fence. Americans for Safe Access-Illinois and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago are co-hosting the event. A $25 workshop for patients and caregivers will be followed by a Read the full article…

Cannabis Munchies On Display At Marijuana Trade Show In Chicago

The exhibit halls of the Chicago Hilton and Towers were packed with vendors offering a glimpse of the world as it’s about to become in Illinois.

ILLINOIS:  Cannabis lemonade. Cannabis honey. Even cannabis krispie treats — bottled, packaged and labeled like any other products. A few years ago, they could have landed you in prison.  But in Illinois, they’re about to become big business. “When we first started in Colorado, there was no blueprint for this business,” said consultant Greg Gamet, Read the full article…

Illinois Medical Marijuana Approved For PTSD, Osteoarthritis

Illinois residents could use medical marijuana to treat chronic migraines and PTSD under recommendations that an advisory board agreed to on Monday.

ILLINOIS:  Illinois residents could use medical marijuana to treat chronic migraines and post-traumatic stress disorder, but not anxiety or diabetes under recommendations that an advisory board agreed to on Monday.The board, which is made up of doctors, nurses, patients and a pharmacist, held a public meeting in Chicago to consider whether to expand Illinois’ nascent Read the full article…