HowToMarijuana.com: Illinois – Medical Marijuana Rules, Laws, Regulations, HD Video

In 1978 the Illinois legislature passed a Cannabis Control Act that gave permission to human services to “authorize” physicians to prescribe cannabis to treat glaucoma, side effects of chemotherapy, or radiation therapy in cancer patients, or such other procedures certified to be medically necessary. There were two shortcomings of this…

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Four In Five Illinois Voters Support Medicinal Marijuana But Split On Recreational

(via firedoglake.com) Right now Illinois has a flawed medical marijuana program. Patients aren’t allowed to grow their own medicine, and there is a limited number of conditions that qualify a patient for the program. That’s just two examples out of many of the deficiencies of Illinois’ medical marijuana program. Attempts…

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A Profile In Courage: Illinois Cannabis Pioneer Is Left Out In The Cold

aBy Helen Holzer, MMAA Editor “I’ve had more doors slammed in my face by legislators. It’s been an absolute nightmare,” stated Mike Graham, an early proponent of medical marijuana, who’s been fighting the fight for legalization in Illinois for nearly 15 years. A resident of Kankakee County, south of Chicago,…

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Low Patient Numbers Could Doom Illinois’ Medical Marijuana Industry

Once upon a time I talked with a person who was looking at investing in Illinois’ medical marijuana industry. At the time of our discussion, Illinois was still in the process of reviewing applications for the limited number of licenses for dispensaries and cultivation facilities. The numbers he said people…

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Illinois Patients Provide Powerful Testimony In Support Of Expanding Medical Marijuana Program

(via firedoglake.com) Illinois has a medical marijuana program, which is great for the patients that can participate in the program. However, there are many, many patients that don’t qualify to be a patient in the program because they don’t suffer from a condition that is on the list of qualifying…

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Illinois Medical Marijuana Patients Sent Letters Telling Them They Can’t Own Guns

Medical marijuana is now legal in Illinois, and more and more patients are starting to sign up as patients now that medical marijuana sales have begun at dispensaries. It took a long time, and a lot of hurdle jumping, but there is finally legal safe access to medical marijuana in…

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Hypocrisy On Display: Illinois Bank To Collect All Medical Marijuana Sales Taxes

Any owner of a marijuana business will tell you that a lack of banking options for the industry is a huge problem. For a very long time banks had a standing policy of not doing business with marijuana companies. Then the federal government came out with ‘guidance’ that was supposed…

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