Illinois medical professionals are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state’s new medical marijuana program; and find themselves at the center of a quickly changing legal landscape with minimal scientific research to back the claims of those extolling marijuana’s therapeutic benefits.
Governor Pat Quinn has expanded who is able to use marijuana for medical purposes in Illinois, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Even after medical marijuana becomes legal January 1, there still may not be any to buy, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
Not a single marijuana seed has been planted in Illinois’ pilot medical cannabis program. But medical marijuana is inching closer to reality and a meeting set for Tuesday will shape the program’s future.
Medical professionals, lawmakers and activists are meeting at Navy Pier for the Chicago Cannabis Conference.
Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state’s new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at them in this original report, and you decide if you want to buy what they’re selling.
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Here are just a few of the bad “news” pieces we’re going to be subjected to for the next few days.
The state’s new medical marijuana law has a little-known provision that allows felons to purchase pot.
Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and other members of the City Council have expressed concerns about limits on their oversight, claiming they’re prohibited from setting other restrictions on dispensaries and cultivation centers, beyond what is in state law.
The new state law takes effect Jan. 1. It’s designed to tightly control subscriptions of medical marijuana – not marijuana for recreational use – for patients suffering from specified conditions, such as glaucoma.
In just a couple of months, pot will be legal in Illinois. The sale of medical marijuana promises big changes to our communities. But as Dorothy Tucker reports, you might not like some of them.
Before you know it, selling weed in Illinois will be legal as the state’s medical marijuana law takes effect in January. It’s expected to rake in $60 million the first year. Dorothy Tucker reports on the many ways you can cash in.
The CEO of the Quantum 9 medical marijuana consulting firm Michael Mayes says some entrepreneurs are already looking for land and real estate for the 22 marijuana growing operations to be allowed in Illinois.
A human resources expert says issues of marijuana and the workplace are definitely headed for court, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Good Intentions has been flooded with 20,000 calls in just a couple of months.
Coming up in two weeks in downtown Chicago, an underground industry will step into the spotlight, at a symposium on marijuana growing.
Less than a week since it was signed into law, the state’s first medical marijuana clinic has opened it’s doors and already the demand is high.
Illinois has become the 20th state in the U.S. to legalize medical marijuana on Thursday, after Gov. Pat Quinn signed a measure allowing doctors to prescribe the drug to patients with a limited number of serious medical conditions.