The Cannabis Cannonball Run – Illinois Becomes 11th State to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

Illinois Becomes 11th Recreational Cannabis State – The Cannonball Run is Close! With all the news this week about Governor Pritzker signing into law the recreational cannabis bill, making Illinois the 11th state to approve a recreational cannabis program, one interesting fact that people are missing is that we are…

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Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana as an Opioid Alternative

Illinois Legalizes MMJ As An Opioid Alternative This week saw a landmark milestone for Illinois, which is now the 4th state where cannabis can legally be prescribed by physicians as an opioid substitute. Illinois joins the ranks of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania in doing so. Senate Bill 336…

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Swapping Your Opioid Prescriptions For Pot Could Soon Be Reality In Colorado And Illinois

Swapping Your Opioid Prescriptions For Pot Could Soon Be Reality In Colorado And Illinois If all goes according to plan, patients in Colorado and Illinois can soon swap their opioid prescriptions for pot. Two new bills have been introduced as a response to the current opioid epidemic killing thousands of…

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Illinois’ medical marijuana industry is about to lose its main bank

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois medical marijuana companies may have to deal in cash because the main bank serving them is withdrawing from the industry. The Bank of Springfield informed cannabis clients last month it would close their accounts May 21, the Chicago Tribune reported. The decision to withdraw is…

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3 arrested for selling synthetic cannabinoids linked to Illinois deaths

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The owner of a Chicago convenience store and two employees have been charged with selling synthetic marijuana that has been linked to two deaths. Federal prosecutors have charged 48-year-old Fouad Masoud and 44-year-old Jad Allah, both of suburban Justice, and 44-year-old Adil Khan Mohammed of Chicago with…

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Pro-marijuana legalization Dem J.B. Pritzker wins primary for Illinois governor’s race

Published: Mar 21, 2018, 8:11 am • Updated: Mar 21, 2018, 8:11 am By Sara Burnett and John O’Connor, Associated Press CHICAGO — The race for Illinois governor will be a battle between two deep-pocketed candidates who’ve already sunk more than $ 120 million of their own money into the…

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Where do Illinois governor candidates stand on marijuana?

Published: Mar 12, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Mar 11, 2018, 9:30 pm By The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Democratic candidates for governor say it’s time for the state to legalize recreational marijuana, while Republican candidates oppose the idea. Nine states and Washington, D.C, have already legalized recreational…

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Illinois voters may be able to voice opinion on marijuana legalization under legislative proposal

Published: Mar 1, 2018, 1:07 pm • Updated: Mar 1, 2018, 1:07 pm By The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois voters would be able to say whether they support legalizing recreational marijuana under a proposal lawmakers have approved. Senators voted 37-13 Thursday to put a non-binding question on the…

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Girl can use medical marijuana at school, Illinois attorney general tells federal court

Published: Jan 15, 2018, 10:59 am • Updated: Jan 15, 2018, 10:59 am By The Associated Press CHICAGO — The Illinois attorney general’s office on Friday told a federal court it will allow a suburban Chicago school district to administer medical marijuana to an 11-year-old leukemia patient to treat her…

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Police in Illinois will begin experimental roadside test for weed, meth and other drugs

Published: Dec 19, 2017, 2:04 pm • Updated: Dec 19, 2017, 3:50 pm By The Associated Press CAROL STREAM, Ill. — Police in northwestern Illinois will soon try out a new test meant to quickly detect if drivers have drugs in their system. Carol Stream police will begin testing drivers…

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