Rauner Administration Won't Add More Ailments To Medical Marijuana ProgramGov. Bruce Rauner's administration issued a broad rejection Thursday of expanding the list of diseases that can be treated with medical marijuana in Illinois, refusing to add osteoarthritis, migraine, post-traumatic stress disorder and eight other health problems.
New Medical Marijuana Lawsuits Question Illinois PermitsThere are now four lawsuits naming the Illinois Department of Agriculture as a defendant and 33 months left in the state's pilot program, which has been troubled by questions about background checks and how the government selected businesses.
Cook County Judge Says Medical Marijuana Delay Can ContinueA Cook County judge ruled Thursday that a temporary restraining order delaying a medical marijuana cultivation center in northeastern Illinois can remain in place. Judge Kathleen Kennedy also ordered the plaintiff to post a bond of $200,000 to compensate for any harm caused if delays are later found to be improperly granted.
Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Focuses On Secret Permitting ProcessA Cook County judge is expected to hear arguments Tuesday on what documents should be part of the case. A Chicago company called PM Rx is suing the Department of Agriculture, claiming the agency broke its own rules when awarding marijuana cultivation permits.
With Medical Marijuana Program Kicking Into Gear, Reunion Coming For Naperville FamilyNicole Gross' 8-year-old son Chase was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was six months old. When medication didn't stop his seizures -- as many as 4,000 a day -- she and her sons moved to Colorado, where medical marijuana was legal and could help Chase, leaving her husband behind in Naperville.
Quinn Did Not Act On Medical Marijuana LicensingThe 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.
Decision On Medical Marijuana Licenses Left To Gov. RaunerIllinois 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.
Chicago Firm Competing For Medical Marijuana LicensesAn 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.
Aldermen Want More Control Over Medical Marijuana DispensariesAld. 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.