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.

Medical Marijuana For Sale In Illinois

Only patients with state-issued ID cards who are registered at a dispensary can purchase medical marijuana. The state has issued only about 3,300 IDs

ILLINOIS: Patients lined up at the door on the first day of sales of medical marijuana in Illinois.Rico was one of 200 people to get a prescription filled at The Clinic Mundelein, one of nine medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. The 20-year Army veteran suffers from severe back pain.“This is just like I went to 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

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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…

Key Dates On Road To Legal Medical Marijuana In Illinois

Topical Cannabis Preparations Associated With Reduced Opioid Use

ILLINOIS: The road to legal medical marijuana in Illinois began more than a decade ago, when proponents first began pushing legislation in Springfield. After many defeats, a law establishing a pilot program was approved in 2013. Here are key dates since the law was passed: Aug. 1, 2013: Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, signs the Compassionate 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…

Legal Marijuana Stirs Hope In Illinois Town

The Associated Press recently gained an exclusive look at Illinois’ first legal marijuana crop, and the new farmland ritual beginning amid surrounding cornfields in the historic town of Albion: the harvest of medical marijuana that will soon be sold in dispensaries around the state.

ILLINOIS: A skunky aroma fills the room in which hundreds of lush marijuana plants grow, some nearly ready for harvest. Grower Ashley Thompson, a former high school agriculture teacher in this rural part of southeastern Illinois, takes the scent of weed home with her. She doesn’t mind. It’s the fragrance of money and jobs. “My Read the full article…

Oak Park, IL Votes Down Medical Marijuana Tax

Trustees unanimously voted 6-0 against the proposed 6 percent tax, which would only have applied to the soon-to-open Seven Point dispensary planned for 1140 Lake St. Trustee Colette Lueck was absent.

ILLINOIS: Oak Park won’t have its own tax on medical marijuana if a dispensary planned for Lake Street opens up later this year. The Oak Park Village Board unanimously voted against a tax on the drug during its Monday meeting, with trustees saying they didn’t want to add another burden to ill people who are Read the full article…

Doctor Fights Charges He Misled Patients About Marijuana

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ILLINOIS:  Supporters of an Illinois doctor who’s in trouble for a marijuana recommendation say his case could have a chilling effect on other doctors’ participation in the state’s medical cannabis pilot program. Dr. Joseph J. Starkman, 36, faces possible suspension or revocation of his license for multiple violations of the Medical Practice Act. He is Read the full article…

Some Illinois Health Systems Say No To Medical Marijuana

Doctors seek alternatives to opioids

ILLINOIS:  Patients must have a doctor’s signature to buy medical marijuana in Illinois, but some health systems are forbidding doctors from putting pen to paper because the drug is still illegal at the federal level. Others are cautiously allowing doctors to participate in the pilot program, even conducting training sessions to make sure doctors know Read the full article…