Andersonville, Ill Medical Marijuana Dispensary Open, But Can’t Sell Yet

Employees are still waiting on the dispensary's official license from the state before they can start selling.

ILLINOIS: Chicago’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened Monday, but it could be a few days before it can actually start selling the drug.The Andersonville facility is in a former pizza restaurant. Employees are still waiting on the dispensary’s official license from the state before they can start selling.They expect to get it Tuesday or Wednesday.

Illinois Medical Marijuana Program Faces New Crop of Challenges

Only one pot dispensary is licensed to sell medical marijuana so far under the state’s trial program, but a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, which oversees the licensing of pot dispensaries, says more businesses could get the final thumbs-up soon.

ILLINOIS: The seeds of Illinois’ medical marijuana industry are expected to bloom this fall as more pot dispensaries could get the final green light to open. Only one pot dispensary is licensed to sell medical marijuana so far under the state’s trial program, but a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Read the full article…

Women At Work: No Old-Boys Network In New Field, Medical Marijuana Pioneers Say

“There is no such thing as an old boys’ network in a new industry,” says Wendy Berger Shapiro, co-founder of a group called Illinois Women in Cannabis.

ILLINOIS:  It’s an industry, they say, that’s too new to have a glass ceiling. And for many women, that’s a good reason to get into the booming legal marijuana business. “There is no such thing as an old boys’ network in a new industry,” says Wendy Berger Shapiro, co-founder of a group called Illinois Women Read the full article…

Chicago’s Logan Square Is Getting A Medical Marijuana Dispensary

The project was approved unanimously Thursday under the condition that a valet loading zone be established in front of the business.

ILLINOIS:  One of the more unique businesses to hit Logan Square was approved Thursday, after medical marijuana dispensary Modern Cannabis presented plans for its new location to the city. Thursday’s vote essentially affirmed plans for the dispensary presented for Wicker Park in September 2014 by owners of Emporium Arcade Bar, Danny and Doug Marks, who have paired with a Read the full article…