Medical Marijuana

Marijuana strains are displayed at the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary on January 1, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Theo Stroomer/Getty Images)

Patient Seeks Pardon For Pot Possession Conviction

The state’s new medical marijuana law has a little-known provision that allows felons to purchase pot.

01/23/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Aldermen Want More Control Over Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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.

01/23/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

State-Run Website Educates Patients, Doctors About New Medical Marijuana 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.

12/16/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Legal Marijuana Could Bring Some Unwelcome Changes In Illinois

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.

11/06/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Medical Marijuana Could Mean Big Money For Illinois Residents

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.

11/05/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Expert: First Medical Pot Grown in Illinois Could Be For Sale In 2015

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.

11/05/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Medical Pot Law Puts Employers In Legal Gray Area

A human resources expert says issues of marijuana and the workplace are definitely headed for court, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/28/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Chicago Medical Marijuana Clinic Deluged With Calls

Good Intentions has been flooded with 20,000 calls in just a couple of months.

10/14/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Business Symposium To Focus On Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

Coming up in two weeks in downtown Chicago, an underground industry will step into the spotlight, at a symposium on marijuana growing.

08/11/2013

The Good Intentions medical marijuana clinic opened in Wicker Park. (CBS)

High Demand: First Marijuana Clinic Opens In Chicago

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.

08/07/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Quinn Signs Medical Marijuana Legislation

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.

08/01/2013

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Decision Looming On Marijuana Legalization In Illinois

Medical marijuana supporters are hoping the Governor will sign a bill in the coming weeks legalizing the drug for medical use.

07/03/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Suburban Police Chief Criticizes Medical Marijuana Plan

One suburban police chief thinks law enforcement agencies across the state need to be better prepared if and when medical marijuana becomes legal in Illinois.

06/21/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Crime Commission Asks Governor To Veto Medical Marijuana Bill

The Chicago Crime Commission has urged Gov. Pat Quinn to veto medical marijuana legislation approved by state lawmakers earlier this year.

06/06/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Quinn Says He Will Be Open Minded On Medical Marijuana Bill

Governor Quinn still isn’t saying whether he’ll sign the medical marijuana bill, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.

05/18/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Illinois Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Legislation

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn must decide if he will sign a measure allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes after the state Senate approved legislation on Friday.

05/17/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Senate Panel Backs Medical Marijuana, Despite Concerns From Police

Leading Illinois law enforcement organizations stepped up their opposition Wednesday to legalizing marijuana for medicinal use, warning Gov. Pat Quinn in a letter about lax motorist safeguards on a day a committee moved the measure to the Senate floor.

05/08/2013

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Illinois House OKs Medical Marijuana Legislation

The Illinois House Wednesday approved a measure to allow physicians to prescribe marijuana to patients with specific terminal illnesses or debilitating medical conditions.

04/17/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Group Of Illinois Doctors Backs Medical Marijuana Legislation

Illinois lawmakers could vote on legislation to legalize medical marijuana this week, and a group of 250 doctors has urged them to support the measure.

04/16/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

State Lawmaker Ready To Seek House Vote On Medical Marijuana Legislation

The sponsor of legislation that would allow medical marijuana use in Illinois said Tuesday he’ll push for a vote on the measure when lawmakers return to Springfield early next month.

WBBM Newsradio–03/26/2013

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