Medical Marijuana For Sale In Illinois

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…

Mailing Marijuana: Officials Report Spike In Pot-Laden Packages

ILLINOIS: Since recreational use of the marijuana became legal in several states, authorities report a major jump in the number of pot-filled packages being sent through the mail.Mailing marijuana is a federal crime – even if it originates from a state where the drug is legal. Marijuana by mail has nothing to do with Illinois medical Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana In Illinois May Start Selling Next Week

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…

Legal Marijuana Stirs Hope In Illinois Town

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

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…

Costs Adding Up For Illinois Medical Marijuana Entrepreneurs

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

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…

Medical Marijuana ID Card Applications Top 2,000

ILLINOIS:  More than 2,000 people registered for Illinois medical marijuana identification cards in the first three days of applications, dwarfing the number the program’s administrators had envisioned, the state announced Friday. Authorities began taking electronic applications Tuesday from patients whose last names start with letters A through L, with those people able to register through Oct. Read the full article…

Illinois Agencies Propose Rules for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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…

Illinois Hospice Groups See benefits Of Medical Marijuana

ILLINOIS:  Illinois is at least two months away from medical marijuana, but the prospect of using an illicit drug to treat symptoms caused by terminal illnesses is getting the attention of hospice groups. Fourteen states have lifted bans on marijuana for patients with qualifying medical conditions, and advocates say the drug can ease pain, nausea, Read the full article…