Cook County Board Approves 3% Tax On Recreational Marijuana; Highest Rate In Chicago To Exceed 40% In Chicago By SummerThe new tax will go into effect on July 1, when the state’s recreational marijuana law allows local governments to begin collecting taxes on legal pot sales.
Vote Delayed On Mayor's Proposal To Allow Marijuana Use In Tobacco ShopsA License Committee and full City Council vote has been delayed on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposal to allow on-site consumption of marijuana at licensed cigar bars, hookah lounges, and other tobacco shops.
Bid To Allow Marijuana Use At Tobacco Shops Stalls In City Council Committee, But Vote Could Come Next WeekMayor Lori Lightfoot's plan to allow for on-site consumption of marijuana at licensed cigar bars, hookah lounges, and other tobacco shops hit a speed bump on Wednesday, as the City Council License Committee delayed a vote on the plan until at least early next week.
Revenues Amount To Nearly $11 Million For First 5 Days Of Legal Recreational Marijuana In IllinoisTotal sales for the first five days of legal recreational marijuana in Illinois have amounted to nearly $11 million.
Some Illinois Dispensaries Have Run Out Of Recreational MarijuanaThe initial demand for recreational marijuana has been so strong that several dispensaries have sold out of the product – less than a week into it being legal in Illinois.
Illinois Secretary Of State: Don't Drive While HighIf a person is pulled over for driving high, they will receive a DUI.
Social Equity Entrepreneurs Celebrate Applications To Get Into Marijuana BusinessAs recreational marijuana sales continue to pour in millions of dollars in tax revenue in Illinois, a group made a move Thursday to make sure the multimillion-dollar industry doesn’t leave them behind.
Social Equity Applicant Optimistic About Getting Dispensary LicenseThere was a noticeable minority presence in the crowd Thursday. This is the first opportunity many had to take advantage of the state's Social Equity program. Applicants from distressed communities with 51% minority ownership in their businesses can earn more extra points leading to licences approval.
Aspiring Recreational Marijuana Entrepreneurs Rushing To Meet License Application DeadlineThursday is the deadline to apply for a recreational dispensary license, and applicants must submit their paperwork by 4 p.m.
Locate A Cannabis Dispensary Near YouRecreational marijuana sales begin on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Here is some information about where they will take place.
Huge Crowds Turn Out, Some Turned Away On First Day Of Legal Recreational Marijuana In IllinoisThe first full day of legal recreational marijuana sales was in the book Wednesday night.
The Wait For Legal Weed Is Over As Marijuana Sales Get Started in IllinoisRecreational buyers stood for hours in below-freezing temperatures. But most didn't seem to mind for a chance to buy a joint for whatever reason, with no license and no punishment.
From Paychecks To Pot Sales, Illinois Rings 2020 With New RulesA new congestion tax aimed at reducing downtown traffic will more than quadruple the tax on solo rides to and from downtown Chicago, from 72 cents to $3.00. The fee increase will take place between 6:00 in the morning and 10:00 at night, when the traffic is the worst downtown.
Lieutenant Governor Stratton Buys Marijuana Edibles At Dispensary"I'm here to celebrate a big day in Illinois."
Long Lines For Legal Marijuana Wrap Around Chicago Dispensaries"I kind of think of it as alcohol. You can't have a drink while driving, you can't have a drink while walking down the street so to me in my brain, just alcohol rules."