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 ...
December 28, 2015Daily Dose
(AP) — Illinois residents who want to add specific diseases to the state's medical marijuana pilot program have another chance to submit suggestions during January. The Illinois Department of Public Health will accept petitions starting Jan. 1 and continuing through the month. The program allows people to suggest new diseases for the ...
December 16, 2015Daily Dose
Illinois officials say the state's first medical marijuana patients have purchased nearly $801,000 worth of cannabis during the program's first month. Program director Joseph Wright announced the figures Wednesday, December 9, 2015. The numbers indicate Illinois has collected roughly $56,550 in taxes from wholesale sales of medical marijuana during the month. ...
December 10, 2015Daily Dose
Illinois medical marijuana sales top $210K in first week Illinois medical marijuana dispensaries sold nearly $211,000 worth of medical cannabis to patients in the first week of legal sales, as reported by the Associated Press. Those figures are pretty high, considering only eight dispensaries are currently operating in the state and less ...
November 16, 2015Daily Dose
Illinois First State To Qualify Autism Illinois Adds Autism As Qualifying Condition For Medical Marijuana - The Medical Cannabis Advisory Board in Illinois has become the first in the nation to approve medical marijuana as a treatment for autism. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by a wide range of social impairments, communication difficulties, ...
October 19, 2015Meghan Ridley
Working Towards Safe Access in Illinois Pain Patient Puts Face on Medical Marijuana Issue At one point, Joy Grainge was so convinced she was going to die, she packed up her two sons and took them to Portugal to tour castles. "I was 49 years old and sure I'd be dead within two ...
April 13, 2015Daily Dose
Help for children with seizure disorders in Illinois ILLINOIS – Children with epilepsy and other seizure disorders will be able to use medical marijuana products under a new law in the New Year. Illinois children will soon qualify for medical marijuana. The ingredient, which is touted as being helpful in these cases, ...
December 30, 2014Daily Dose
Illinois Moves Closer To Legalizing Medical Marijuana By Steve Elliott | Friday, April 29, 2011 Once again, Illinois is moving tantalizingly close to legalizing medical marijuana. The state House is moving closer to making medicinal cannabis available for patients to ease the side effects of debilitating medical conditions, reports Todd Wilson at the ...
May 3, 2011Rich
Tough new bill, surprise political alliance boost chances By Todd Wilson, Tribune reporter | April 27, 2011 A stricter set of rules and a surprise political alliance are helping build momentum for a long-thwarted effort to legalize marijuana for medical purposes in Illinois. Some lawmakers are looking to make cannabis available for people ...
April 28, 2011Rich