State’s Medical Marijuana Licensing Proceeds In Secret

the state is deciding entirely in secret who will get potentially lucrative operating licenses.

ILLINOIS:  Since they won the Super Bowl, members of the 1985 Chicago Bears have made second careers out of promoting apple-pie products like McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and G.I. Joe. Now, they can add a more countercultural item to the menu: medical marijuana. Emery Moorehead, former tight end for that once-dominant franchise, is part of a business Read the full article…

Got a Pot-Centric Business Idea? Marijuana Investment Summit Seeks Pitches

Participants in the Sept. 18 event were chosen from hundreds in earlier rounds of competition that culminate in the face-to-face pitch series this week.

ILLINOIS:  Prospective marijuana entrepreneurs will get a chance to bend the ears of more than 175 investors seeking business opportunities at a pot-centric business conference with a “Shark Tank-like pitch forum” Thursday. Sponsored by the ArcView Investor Network, an alliance of “angel investors” that cultivates partnerships exclusively with marijuana-focused business ideas, the day-long conference at the Read the full article…

Libertyville Set To Approve Medical Marijuana Rules

marijuana-dispensary

ILLINOIS:  As Libertyville officials prepare to put into place zoning regulations for medical marijuana growing as distribution facilities, Director of Community Development John Spoden said his office has already gotten some calls from people expressing interest in opening such a shop in town. But without a set of zoning restrictions in place, Spoden said the Read the full article…

Illinois Agencies Propose Rules for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The departments of Revenue, Agriculture and Financial and Professional Regulation posted draft rules online Friday to address how dispensaries and cultivation centers will be regulated and taxed.

ILLINOIS:  Three state agencies have released proposed regulations for Illinois‘ pilot medical marijuana program. The departments of Revenue, Agriculture and Financial and Professional Regulation posted draft rules online Friday to address how dispensaries and cultivation centers will be regulated and taxed. Public comments will be taken until Feb. 27. The proposed rules include provisions for Read the full article…

City Introduces Framework For Medical Marijuana In Chicago

Don't expect Chicago's streets to be teeming with Mystery Machines like this van once the law goes into effect Jan. 1.

ILLINOIS: The Chicago City Council laid the zoning framework for medical marijuana dispensaries during its Tuesday meeting. If you thought they would make it easy to obtain some legal kush remember this is Chicago and you’ll be reminded that, while Illinois became the 20th state to legalize cannabis, not everyone approves. The measure introduced at Tuesday’s Read the full article…

City Introduces Framework For Medical Marijuana In Chicago

Don't expect Chicago's streets to be teeming with Mystery Machines like this van once the law goes into effect Jan. 1.

ILLINOIS: The Chicago City Council laid the zoning framework for medical marijuana dispensaries during its Tuesday meeting. If you thought they would make it easy to obtain some legal kush remember this is Chicago and you’ll be reminded that, while Illinois became the 20th state to legalize cannabis, not everyone approves. The measure introduced at Tuesday’s Read the full article…

Durbin, Kirk Differ About Marijuana

Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk staked out opposing positions on marijuana today during a coffee with constituents on Capitol Hill. Durbin, a Democrat, said he supported the use of medical marijuana for people with conditions such as glaucoma. Kirk, a Republican, said he preferred that marijuana “be restricted as much as Read the full article…