Governor JB Pritzker Signs Recreational Marijuana LawPritzker called the state’s marijuana law a step in the right direction, especially for communities of color that have been most negatively impacted by the war on drugs.
Carol Stream Pilot Program Uses Saliva Testing Kit To Determine If Drivers Are HighOne police department in the state is testing drivers' saliva to determine if they're driving high. Could the Carol Stream pilot program be the future in Illinois with legal pot on the horizon?
Illinois Law Enforcement Has No Way To Roadside Test For Marijuana Impairment While Driving As Legalization LoomsIn a state that is gearing up for legalization, there's been pushback from the beginning from groups like the Illinois Sheriff's Association, who said there is no roadside testing available for use by law enforcement in Illinois to test if a driver has been high or even is high in that moment.
Recreational Marijuana Will Be Legal In Illinois Jan. 1, But Not Without LimitationsRecreational marijuana may soon be legal in Illinois, but that does not mean people can light up without penalties. There is a long list of places where weed will not be allowed.
OK To Smoke, Not To Grow? States Wrestle With Homegrown PotA provision that would allow for the growing of five plants per residence for recreational use seemed likely to be jettisoned because of push-back from the police, who argue that allowing homegrown pot would fuel illicit drug sales.
Illinois State Lawmakers Still Have Five Big Issues To SettleLawmakers enter final week with most of the big work uncompleted.
Lynwood Police Looking For Owner Of Missing Drugs, $800 CashLynwood police are trying to find the owner of 800 grams of marijuana, 100 tabs of ecstasy and $800 in cash that was found in a repossessed car.
Activists Want Illinois Pot Revenue For Communities Hit By Drug CrimeActivists rallied outside the Illinois Capitol to demand a revenue stream from marijuana sales to communities affected by violence spurred by illegal drug activity.
Mainstream Retailers Embrace Marijuana's Less Taboo CousinRetail sales of CBD consumer products in 2018 were estimated to reach as much as $2 billion, according to Cowen & Co. By 2025, that figure could hit $16 billion in retail sales, the investment firm predicts.
States Move To Legalize CBD To End Confusion Over US RulesThe FDA has oversight of CBD because it is the active ingredient in an approved prescription drug to treat two rare seizure disorders.
Indiana Gov. Holcomb Says He Tried Pot In College, Opposes LegalizationGov. Eric Holcomb says he tried marijuana as a college student, but he doesn't support efforts to allow medical or recreational marijuana use in Indiana.
Illinois Catholic Bishops Oppose Marijuana LegalizationThe bishops say legalization will only add to the country's crisis with illicit drugs and prescription opioids.
JB Pritzker To Be Sworn In As Illinois Governor MondayPritzker will become not just the richest governor, but the richest elected official in the nation when he is sworn in Monday.
More Than $750,000 Worth Of Marijuana Discovered In Calumet Heights Man's PossessionOmar Cano, 41, has been charged after, police say, almost 50 kilograms of suspected marijuana was discovered in his possession.
Hainesville Man Busted For 800 Pounds Of Marijuana In IdahoPolice say 37-year-old Jonathan D. Speckman of Hainesville, Illinois, was taken into custody on Dec. 15 on suspicion of trafficking marijuana.