Rauner Blocks Another Bid To Expand Medical Marijuana In IllinoisRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner signaled his distaste for broadening the state's new medical marijuana program, declining to add chronic pain and seven other health conditions to the list of diseases that can be treated with the drug.
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 Patients Spent Nearly $2 Million On Medical Marijuana In Program's First Two Months Illinois has collected roughly $107,000 in taxes in the pilot program.
Plan Pulled For Medical-Marijuana Dispensary On South SideOriginally, Ald. Michelle Harris had expressed support for the planned medical marijuana dispensary at 1111 East 87th Street.
Chicago's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens Its DoorsChicago's first medical marijuana dispensary, Dispensary 33, officially opened its doors today at the corner of Clark and Argyle in what was once a pizza place.
Is Marijuana Addictive?With many states now pushing for the legalization of marijuana, its potential as an addictive substance is hotly debated. Advocates claim that the drug is not addictive, while opponents commonly label it as a gateway drug.
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.
Patients Wait, Hope For Expanded Medical Marijuana ApprovalFor Jessica Harshbarger, something as simple as getting ice cream with her sons was almost impossible two years ago.
Illinois Lays Off Pot Cops Because Of Budget ProblemsThe Chicago Sun-Times reports the Illinois State Police stopped paying a special team of officer at the end of June while Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-controlled Legislature continue their disagreement over a budget that was supposed to take effect July 1.
Cannabis Supporters Holding Conference At Navy Pier This WeekendThe second annual My Compassion Cannabis Conference is aimed at bringing together industry leaders and patients, including some who came to share their success with medical cannabis.
Marijuana Cash Is Problem For Illinois Tax CollectionThe state of Illinois is having trouble finding a bank or financial company to process the large amounts of cash it anticipates receiving for taxes and fees from its new medical marijuana industry.
Medical Marijuana Supporters Host Patient Education EventPatient numbers have been low so far in the Illinois medical marijuana program. A daylong event planned Saturday in Chicago aims to answer questions for patients who've been on the fence.