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Illinois Judge: Add Chronic Pain as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

Illinois Judge: Add Chronic Pain as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

Illinois Judge: Add Chronic Pain as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

Illinois patients suffering from chronic pain may soon have a new way to treat their medical condition. On Jan. 16, 2018, Cook County Judge Raymond Mitchell ordered the Illinois Department of Public Health to add chronic pain as a qualifying condition for the state’s medical marijuana program.

Illinois Legislators Introduce Recreational Marijuana Bills

Illinois Legislators Introduce Recreational Marijuana Bills

Two Illinois legislators have introduced bills to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. However, state Sen. Heather Steans and state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, both Democrats from the north side of Chicago, said they will not put the bills up for a vote this year. Rather, they will hold hearings on the bills with an eye toward putting them up for a vote next year.

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Illinois House Sends New Decriminalization Bill to Governor

The Illinois House on Wednesday sent a new attempt at marijuana decriminalization to Gov. Bruce Rauner. Rauner vetoed last year’s bill, saying it set the limit for possession too high—up to 15 grams—and the fines too low, between $55 and $125. The new bill would set fines at $100 to $200 for people caught with up to 10 grams of marijuana.

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Illinois Advisory Board Recommends Expanding Qualifying Conditions

On May 2, 2016, the Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board met to review a request to expand the state’s number of qualifying conditions. According to the Associated Press, the board voted to recommend diabetes and panic disorder as qualifying conditions.

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Strip Club Owner, Ex-White House Aide Among Those Seeking to Sell Medical Pot

The list of would-be medical marijuana purveyors seeking permits to locate in Chicago includes a trucking company founder and strip club owner, a former Clinton White House aide who’s now a Latino issues advocate and two brothers who own a popular bar and video game arcade.

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This Bud’s For You—Illinoisans harvest legalized marijuana investment tips

April brings May flowers-and activity to legalize medical marijuana in Illinois. Last month, the state released regulations on legal medical use that were addressed at hearings held in early May. By mid-month, the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) posted an update at www.mpp.org/states/illinois/ on new bills (HB 5708, HB 4299, HB 4091) designed to move medical marijuana implementation forward in Illinois.


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