Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed bills to expand medical cannabis access in his state. The bills will also make cannabis legality permanent.
Family Fights For Son With Autism Family holds rally advocating medical cannabis be used for treating autism – The Ihm family has exhausted 21 different treatment methods to control the violent outbursts of their 8-year-old son, Ethan, who has a severe form of autism. No drug has been successful and institutionalization is becoming a more
Cancer Patient Waits 5 Months for Medicine At the moment, Illinois has 19 grow facilities spread across the state. Those sites serve about 11,000 patients. Thats about 578 patients for each football-field sized lot, used exclusively for growing marijuana. With the amount they are harvesting you would think there would be a surplus of medical marijuana,
Judge Neil Cohen ordered Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah to add PTSD to qualifying conditions within 30 days. Illinois must add PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) to the list of qualifying conditions eligible for medical marijuana treatment, a Cook County judge ordered Tuesday in a sternly worded ruling that also said the state’s
Officials say Illinois patients legally purchased nearly $1.7 million worth of medical marijuana during November and December. Program director Joseph Wright on Monday announced sales figures since Nov. 9, when Illinois launched regulated sales with the opening of the state’s first licensed cannabis dispensaries. Wholesale sales — what growers sold to dispensaries — totaled more
Medical marijuana’s big business lures ex-law enforcers With fewer than 4,000 approved patients, the nascent medical marijuana business in Illinois is off to a slow start. Yet it hasn’t kept away a cadre of cannabis entrepreneurs who once relied on guns, badges, tough drug laws and lengthy prison sentences to fight the drug. While neither