Illinoisans Can Suggest New Diseases For Marijuana Program

The program allows people to suggest new diseases for the program twice annually, in January and July.

ILLINOIS: Illinois residents who want to add specific diseases to the state’s medical marijuana pilot program have another chance to submit suggestions during January. The Illinois Department of Public Health will accept petitions starting Jan. 1 and continuing through the month. The program allows people to suggest new diseases for the program twice annually, in Read the full article…

Chicago Chef To Make Marijuana-Infused Edibles For Medical Pot Patients

Prominent Chicago chef Mindy Segal announced Tuesday she plans to create a line of cannabis-infused edible products for medical marijuana patients.

ILLINOIS: A top chef may soon be causing the munchies even as she satisfies them. Prominent Chicago chef Mindy Segal announced Tuesday she plans to create a line of cannabis-infused edible products for medical marijuana patients. Segal, the owner of HotChocolate restaurant in Bucktown, has agreed to make a line of products for Cresco Labs, which plans Read the full article…

Authorities Investigate Video Appearing To Show Toddler Smoking Pot

In the video, the toddler, who is wearing a diaper, is sitting on a chair smoking what appears to be a joint.

ILLINOIS: Chicago detectives are investigating a video appearing to show a toddler smoking marijuana. In the video, the toddler, who is wearing a diaper, is sitting on a chair smoking what appears to be a joint. The person behind the camera is heard saying “smoke man” and “inhale” while making sounds to show the boy how Read the full article…

Investment Firm That Specializes In Marijuana Businesses Opens Local Office

"We are fortunate to be an early entrant in the legal cannabis capital markets, which allows us to seek and fund the best proven companies in the cannabis space," said Kevin Gillespie of First Harvest Financial, in a statement.

ILLINOIS: A private equity fund management firm that specializes in investments in marijuana-related businesses is opening a Chicago office. First Harvest Financial said it’s opening an office at the Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Blvd., to fund companies in the medical cannabis market. “We are fortunate to be an early entrant in the Read the full article…

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

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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…