Social Equity Not Equal For Everyone Trying To Sell Recreational Marijuana"People like me are going to be left out."
Mayor Lightfoot Seeks To Reduce Fines For Using Pot In Public, And Stop Impounding Cars With Marijuana InsideWith recreational marijuana becoming legal in Illinois next year, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is moving to end the city's practice of impounding cars found with pot inside, and to reduce the fines for using marijuana in public.
'Don't Give Them Your Money:' Entrepreneurs Say Groups Offering Pricey Classes On Marijuana Business Are A ScamAdults in Illinois can legally buy weed in less than two months, and the prospects for making a profit off pot are very high. But so is the risk of being ripped off.
Medical Marijuana Users Frustrated By Lower Supply, Rising Prices In IllinoisIs Illinois’ pot supply going up in smoke?
Which States Are Riding The Recreational Marijuana Wave?An analysis commissioned by Illinois lawmakers estimated recreational marijuana sales in the range of $1.6 to $2.5 billion and state revenue in the range of $443 to $676 million each year.
When Pot Is Legal, CHA Residents Won't Be Able To Light Up"It's totally unfair to say one sector can do something and public housing people can't."
City Council Approves Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Proposed Zoning Rules For Recreational Marijuana In ChicagoThe ordinance setting limits on where recreational marijuana businesses can operate in the city passed by a 40-10 vote.
City Council Black Caucus Proposes Postponing Recreational Marijuana For 6 Months Citing Zero Black OwnershipRecreational marijuana in Chicago is hitting some snags. The city's Black Caucus is proposing to delay sales for six months, saying it's not about money but about equity.
City Council Black Caucus Takes Issue With Rollout Plan For Legal Recreational Marijuana In ChicagoRecreational marijuana becomes legal in Illinois next year, but on Tuesday, what seemed like a routine City Council Zoning Committee vote was suddenly blocked when the Black Caucus demanded a closed-door meeting.
Concerns About Not Getting Pot Sales Rolling In Downtown ChicagoSome people passionately argued against Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's idea to ban sales in the central business district. They're concerned it would limit accessibility for people with mobility challenges.
Chicago Wants Your Input On Proposed Recreational Marijuana RegulationsSoon recreational marijuana will be legal in Illinois, and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has proposed a plan that would ban sale in most of downtown Chicago and split the rest of the city into seven "cannabis zones."
Map Showing Impacted Areas For Marijuana Licenses ReleasedThe state on Tuesday begins accepting a new round of applications for marijuana cultivators, dispensaries and more.
Lightfoot: Pot Sales Banned In Downtown ChicagoMayor Lightfoot has divided the city into seven zones for recreational marijuana sales. She said seven dispensaries should be allowed in each zone, but the central business district, including the Mag Mile, should be off limits.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Zoning Plan For Legal Marijuana Would Ban Pot Sales In Most Of Downtown ChicagoThe city also would prohibit marijuana sales within any designated residential zoning district, any building with a residential unit, or within 500 feet of a school.
St. Charles Public Meeting To Discuss Pot SalesThe upcoming state law allows local governments to decide for themselves about whether to allow cannabis stores to set up shop.