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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

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/William Thomas Cain)

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

Jimmie Medcalf and Charles Scott face arrested on drug possession charges.

Pair Arrested With Suitcase Full Of Pot In Naperville

A reminder: Medical marijuana is illegal in Illinois. And that’s what police say landed two Chicago men in the DuPage County jail.

12/12/2012

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 Lawmakers Take Up Medical-Marijuana Debate

Will Illinois be the next state to allow medical marijuana prescriptions? CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

11/26/2012

Ryan Bailey outside the Cook County courthouse at 26th and California in November. (Frank Main/ Sun-Times Photo)

Medical Marijuana Grower Busted On NW Side Gets Six Years In Prison

A Colorado medical marijuana grower arrested with a shipment of dozens of pounds in Chicago has been sentenced to six years in state prison.

02/11/2012

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Law Enforcement Leaders Come Out Against Medical Marijuana Bills

Law enforcement leaders banded together, announcing their position at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference at McCormick Place that medical marijuana bills are bad bills.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Medical Marijuana Bill Goes Up In Smoke In Ill. House

A proposed pilot program for medical marijuana in Illinois failed to generate enough votes of support in Springfield on Thursday.

05/05/2011

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Support Growing For Medical Marijuana In Illinois

Support is growing in Springfield for legalizing medical marijuana.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2011

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Medical Marijuana Bill Advances In Illinois House

If you suffer from chronic pain or are a cancer, HIV or Hepatitis C patient, you may soon be able to get a 21/2-ounce dose of medical marijuana.

WBBM Newsradio–03/10/2011

File Photo From Marijuana Rally  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

House Committee Endorses Medical Marijuana Proposal

An Illinois House panel today voted to approve the use of medical marijuana for individuals who suffer from chronic pain and debilitating medical conditions. The measure now goes to the full House for a vote.

03/09/2011

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