Illinois Makes Plans to Make Cannabis Industry Inclusive

Illinois has been making major headlines in the cannabis sector, as some groups cry out that the plans for granting new business licenses are not inclusive enough of minorities, and that the lottery system for choosing new businesses license holders is unfair.  Now, after analyzing the current systems that are…

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Illinois Considers Ethical Implications of Cannabis License Lottery

Illinois social justice advocates and cannabis applicants alike are speaking up, claiming that the lottery system used to determine cannabis license holders in the state does not give fair opportunities to marginalized groups looking for a seat at the table.  As it stands now, the lottery system would determine 75…

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Illinois Rakes in Nearly $20 Million in Revenue in First 12 Days of Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales

Cannabis Success in Illinois: Illinois Rakes in Nearly $ 20 Million in Revenue in First 12 Days of Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales  Illinois has officially joined the cannabis revolution with its first two weeks of legal recreational marijuana sales totaling $ 19,709,345.10. The advance comes after years of hard work…

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Illinois Going Recreational Cannabis Will Create the Biggest Black Market in US History

Why Illinois Recreational Cannabis Just Exploded the US Black Market Distance makes the heart grow fonder, or so they say, and with the state of Illinois approving recreational cannabis, the distance for cannabis consumers to get great black-market products just got a whole lot shorter.  Wait, what? As regular…

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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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