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…

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…

Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Focuses On Secret Illinois Process

A Chicago company called PM Rx is suing the Department of Agriculture, claiming the agency broke its own rules when awarding marijuana cultivation permits.

ILLINOIS:  The first lawsuit filed against the state of Illinois over medical marijuana continues with a hearing in Chicago about documents and secrecy. A Cook County judge is expected to hear arguments Tuesday on what documents should be part of the case. A Chicago company called PM Rx is suing the Department of Agriculture, claiming the agency Read the full article…

Costs Adding Up For Illinois Medical Marijuana Entrepreneurs

“Many believe this is a new-age gold rush. While some companies are doing well, there are just as many that are struggling to keep their doors open."

ILLINOIS: In the world of medical marijuana entrepreneurs in Illinois, there’s plenty of green behind the grass. Hundreds of would-be medical marijuana growers and sellers have put millions of dollars on the line hoping for coveted state permits that were supposed to issued by former Gov. Pat Quinn by the end of last year. To snag those Read the full article…

Blue Line Protection Group Hosts Free Security And Compliance Seminar For Illinois Medical Marijuana Industry

e free medical marijuana seminar takes place on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Convention Center at 1850 Convention Center Drive in Tinley Park, Illinois.

ILLINOIS: Blue Line Protection Group is hosting a free seminar to cannabis dispensaries, cultivation facilities, and other vendors and service providers to provide information about Illinois’ new medical marijuana industry. The free medical marijuana seminar takes place on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Convention Center at 1850 Read the full article…

Illinois Doctor Fined Over Medical Marijuana Slip

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

ILLINOIS:  Illinois regulators have disciplined a doctor who they say misled potential patients by offering pre-approval for medical marijuana through a Chicago company called Good Intentions — a business that’s carrying on its work with patients and plans to have a float in the city’s Thanksgiving parade. Dr. Brian Murray will be on probation for Read the full article…