On July 29, 2016, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 2228, making Illinois the 21st state to decriminalize simple possession of marijuana.
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill, July 29, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill into law Friday that removes criminal penalties for possession of a personal amount of marijuana and replaces them with a civil fine. The new law is effective immediately.
A judge in Cook County, Illinois, has ruled post-traumatic stress disorder must be included with other diseases legally treatable with medical marijuana, according to an Associated Press report of June 28, 2016. Judge Neil Cohen made the June 28, 2016, ruling in a lawsuit brought by Daniel Paul Jabs, a veteran of the Iraq war.
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.
CHICAGO, Ill., May 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Illinois House approved a bill 64-50 on Wednesday that would replace criminal penalties with a civil fine for possession of a personal amount of marijuana. It will now go to Gov. Bruce Rauner for approval.
On April 19, 2016, the Illinois State Senate voted 40-14 to approve Senate Bill 2228, a measure that would decriminalize the possession of marijuana in Illinois.
CHICAGO, April 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Illinois Senate approved a bill 40-14 on Tuesday that would replace criminal penalties with a civil fine for possession of a personal amount of marijuana. It will now go to the House for further consideration.
In Illinois, medical marijuana advocates are pushing for state health officials to expand the state’s list of qualifying conditions.
On Oct. 7, 2015, the Illinois Department of Health announced that it had approved approximately 3,100 patients for the program.
While litigation slows down the implementation process, state legislators are working on a bill that would extend the life of the struggling medical marijuana program.
Wellness Group Pharms, a licensed medical marijuana cultivator in Illinois, is being backed by AmeriCann (OTCQX: ACAN), a cannabis consulting company based in Denver.
When Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner finally issued licenses to would-be medical marijuana businesses, it was predicted that the move would result in a slew of lawsuits and now it seems one has come to fruition.
On February 2, 2015, Gov. Rauner announced that his administration would issue licenses to dozens of applicants. Many people were simultaneously confused and elated to see such a development.
Former Gov. Pat Quinn left behind a list of businesses poised to land the coveted licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana when his term ended this month.
Back to square one. That’s how many Illinois medical marijuana patients feel upon receiving the news that outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn would do nothing to address the mountain of medical marijuana licenses that have yet to be approved.
It’s a pity that the standing governor, Pat Quinn, can’t be tried for cowardice as it relates to neglecting the Illinois Compassionate Care Act, because it appears he’s certainly guilty of that.