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…

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…

Rauner On Medical Marijuana: “I’m Concerned About the Process”

One day in office and the new governor gave only the vaguest description of how he plans to proceed with the medical marijuana program.

ILLINOIS:  A day after outgoing governor Pat Quinn tossed the medical marijuana hot potato to his successor Bruce Rauner, the new governor gave only the vaguest description of how he plans to proceed with the program. After vowing to complete the licensing process for growers and sellers by year’s end, the Quinn administration failed to Read the full article…

Illinois Govenor Passes On Medical Marijuana

Gov. Quinn, will sign legislation Monday to further tighten the new medical marijuana laws.

ILLINOIS:  In the wake of Gov. Pat Quinn’s exit from office Monday, Sneed has learned he will NOT give a green light to Illinois license applications to cultivate and distribute medical marijuana — and will toss a safety wrench into the marijuana mix. Sneed has also learned Gov. Quinn, who had been urging caution in 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…

Illinois Begins March Toward Medical Marijuana

T“All agencies tasked with implementation are reviewing Illinois and other states’ laws to ensure a successful Illinois program that avoids some of the pitfalls and challenges faced by other medical cannabis programs,”

ILLINOIS: State officials have launched what could be a lengthy process of setting up a system that will allow sick people to legally purchase Illinois-grown marijuana for medicinal reasons.

Quinn signs Illinois medical marijuana bill into law

Gov. Pat Quinn legalized medical marijuana in Illinois.

ILLINOIS: Gov. Pat Quinn today signed a bill legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes in Illinois that supporters say is the strictest in the nation.

Some Lake County leaders fear impact of medical marijuana law

Leaves of a mature marijuana plant are displayed.

ILLINOIS: As the project coordinator for the Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force, Bill Gentes said he’s worried that a bill passed by the state legislature to legalize medical marijuana could prove harmful to local teenagers.