Illinois could be just a few months away from seeing the first medical marijuana dispensary open its doors, but there are still hurdles ahead for those on the state’s new license list.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has issued the first round of licenses, allowing companies to grow or distribute marijuana prescribed for medical reason..
Gov. Bruce Rauner had nothing but scorn for his predecessor on Friday, when he took questions from reporters about the transition process during his first weeks in office.
The Quinn administration had said it would issue the licenses by the end of 2014, but the Chicago Democrat did not act before Republican Bruce Rauner succeeded him, instead saying that agencies in charge of evaluating applications still had more work to do.
Neil Prabhat and his associates have spent at least $500,000–just to be considered for a license. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has decided he will not award licenses to medical marijuana cultivation centers before his term in office ends, his spokesman said Monday.
Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration is running out of time to announce who will receive potentially lucrative licenses to run medical marijuana businesses in Illinois.
Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold said Wednesday almost 13,000 have registered online and started an application. She says about 1,800 people have submitted at least part of the application.
The lag will force cultivation center owners to break ground during the coldest winter months, and, ultimately, delay harvest of the first cannabis crop.
An African-American owned company in Chicago has applied to become one of the first firms to obtain a license to grow and sell medical marijuana.
Petition-gatherers say they don’t oppose newly legalized medical marijuana, but they don’t think their block is an appropriate place to buy it. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.
A strip club owner seeking to own Chicago’s first legal marijuana farm made sure the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals got a lesson in the pot business Friday.
The City Council Zoning Committee easily approved a measure that would require all medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers to hire around-the-clock security guards.
From separation anxiety to noise phobia, to arthritis to cancer, hemp based products are becoming more popular to treat all kinds of pet disorders.
Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner today revealed he opposes the legal use of medical marijuana, prompting a blistering response from the Democratic lawmaker who wrote the law.
Former State Lawmaker Calls For More Transparency In Applications For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
A former lawmaker says she wants to know who’s in the running for licenses to grow and distribute medical marijuana in Illinois.
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. 31. Officials had expected just a few hundred applications in the opening days.
As the medical marijuana business gears up, it’s opening up a whole new career path, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
One meeting will be held Aug. 20 in Chicago at Northeastern Illinois University.
As Illinois moves closer to allowing medical marijuana use, the state is warning people to avoid anyone who promises they can get you certified now. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports on a North Shore doctor accused of doing just that.