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Proposed Illinois Cannabis Bill Cracks Down on Racial Disparity

Proposed Illinois Cannabis Bill Cracks Down on Racial Disparity

A proposed Illinois bill currently in the Senate would amend the state’s Cannabis Control Act, reducing penalties for small amounts of cannabis. And the act just might be the change Illinois needs to address racial disparities in arrests and incarceration.

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Illinois Gets Over $5M from MMJ Applicants

Before close of business on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, state officials in Illinois announced the number of grower and dispensary applications it received for its Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. According to the Associated Press, “more than 350 groups have applied to be the first to legally grow or sell medical marijuana in Illinois.”


“Big Ag” to Begin MMJ Cultivation in Illinois

Illinois’s Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act establishes a 4-year pilot program allowing the cultivation and dispensing of marijuana for medical purposes. Although the law became effective in January, 2014, much of this year has been spent building the regulatory framework necessary to administer the program.