Why Are Illinois Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Limiting Their Sales?A shortage of medical marijuana in Illinois has been making headlines lately, and now, we’ve learned sales are being limited.
Illinois Marijuana Sales Top $20M Since Program BeganMedical marijuana sales reached more than $3.8 million last month at licensed dispensaries throughout Illinois.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Sales Surpass $1 MillionProgram director Joseph Wright on Monday announced sales figures since Nov. 9, when Illinois launched regulated sales with the opening of the state's first licensed cannabis dispensaries.
Illinois Begins Medical Marijuana SalesThe long wait for relief could be coming to an end for thousands of people who suffer from painful diseases or conditions, as medical marijuana sales were set to begin Monday at eight dispensaries across Illinois.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Sales Spur Excitement, WorryPublic sentiments range from cautious to elated as Illinois prepares to join more than a dozen states that allow medical marijuana sales. There is still no official start date in Illinois, but Joseph Wright, director of the state's pilot program, said Thursday that sales should begin "within the next two weeks."
Illinois Panel Oks Medical Marijuana For Pain ConditionsAn advisory board voted Wednesday to add chronic pain syndrome and three other pain conditions to the list of illnesses that can be treated by marijuana in Illinois. The other types of pain approved Wednesday include chronic pain due to trauma, chronic post-operative pain and intractable pain.
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.
Rauner Resists Extending Medical Marijuana Program For NowRauner was reacting to a bill backed by Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat who sponsored the original medical marijuana legislation. Lang's bill would extend the program four years from when the first dispensary begins officially operating.
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.
Zoning Board Signs Off On Marijuana Farm, 6 Dispensaries In CityA 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.