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Bill Extending Medical Marijuana to Opioid Users Passes Illinois Senate Committee

Bill Extending Medical Marijuana to Opioid Users Passes Illinois Senate Committee

Bill Extending Medical Marijuana to Opioid Users Passes Illinois Senate Committee

A bill that would allow people who have been prescribed opioids to apply for a temporary medical marijuana card passed a Senate committee Wednesday.

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.

Travel Writer Rick Steves Makes Case for Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Illinois

Travel Writer Rick Steves Makes Case for Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Illinois

Travel writer and public television personality Rick Steves is making the case for legalizing recreational marijuana in the state of Illinois. On Nov. 28, 2017, Steves testified before a joint state House-Senate committee and explained why Illinois should become the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana.

Steans and Cassidy: Legal Cannabis Could Bring Revenue, Jobs to Illinois

CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Illinois could see up to $699 million in new revenue by legalizing cannabis use among adults through a measure that would spur economic development while protecting public safety. Lawmakers heard from advocates today during a combined Senate and House hearing.

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Travel Writer Rick Steves to Hold News Conference in Support of Ending Marijuana Prohibition in Illinois

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Travel guru Rick Steves will visit Illinois on Tuesday to advocate for legislation to make marijuana legal for adults and regulate it similarly to alcohol.

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Aclara Research Continues to Lead the Cannabis Industry with Release of Latest Study

CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Aclara Research, a leader in the development of patient and consumer insights within the cannabis industry, today released the preliminary results of their latest study examining patient usage of medical cannabis and the impact on prescription opioid usage.

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WanaCapsXR to Enter Five New States; World’s Only Extended Release Cannabis Capsule Offers More Traditional Delivery Option for MMJ Patients

BOULDER,Colo., Oct. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Wana Brands, Colorado’s top-selling infused products manufacturer, will provide its popular family of extended-release cannabis capsules, WanaCapsXR in five new states, Nevada, Arizona, Illinois, Florida and Oregon.

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Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Update – October 4, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Oct. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has approved applications for approximately 25,600 qualifying patients (including 216 persons under 18 years of age), since it began accepting applications for the Medical Cannabis Registry Program on September 2, 2014.

Author will I AM Chronicles His Spiritual Reflection of Finding God While Using Marijuana in His Interactive Debut Novel

LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill., Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A year ago, author will I AM was enjoying his Friday evening while using marijuana and what happened to him that night he describes as a divine encounter with God.

Arizona Medical Marijuana Merger Creates State's Largest Operator

Arizona Medical Marijuana Merger Creates State’s Largest Operator

A recent Arizona medical marijuana merger has enabled a national marijuana company to become the largest operator in the Grand Canyon State. On July 11, 2017, Harvest merged with Modern Flower, a local cultivator, making Harvest the greatest license-holder for medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivation facilities in the state.

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Dixie Elixirs Partners with Tricorbraun Under an Aggressive Six-Month Timeline to Meet the Latest Cannabis Regulations with a Custom Packaging Design Solution

OAK BROOK, Ill., June 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Dixie Elixirs has worked with TricorBraun for stock packaging but this is the first time they would engage with them for an innovative, custom packaging solution.

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Aclara Research Leads Medical Cannabis Industry with Release of Largest Illinois Patient Study

CHICAGO, Ill., May 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Aclara Research, a leader in the development of patient and consumer insights within the medical cannabis industry, today released the results of The Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Experience Study – the first of Illinois patients since the inception of the pilot program in 2012.

Illinois Medical Marijuana Sales Rise Slightly in April

Illinois Medical Marijuana Sales Rise Slightly in April

On May 3, 2017, the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program reported that it raked in just over $6.6 million in retail medical marijuana sales for the month of April, a slight increase of $300,000 from the $6.3 million in sales for the month of March.

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Coalition Forms to Support Illinois Marijuana Regulation Bill; Gen. Assembly Sets First Hearing

CHICAGO, April 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Sponsors of a proposal to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use in Illinois announced Wednesday that lawmakers will hold the first hearing on the bill next week in Chicago.

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Feedback Will Shape Efforts to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — At a press conference today, State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) and State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) announced plans to hold the first subject matter hearing on the topic at 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Bilandic building.

Illinois Medical Cannabis Sales Surge by Nearly $2 Million in March

Illinois Medical Cannabis Sales Surge by Nearly $2 Million in March

On April 5, 2017, the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program announced that it brought in approximately $6.3 million in retail medical marijuana sales for the month of March, a nearly $2 million surge from the $4.9 million in sales for the month of February.

Steans Seeks to Mend Budget Woes by Legalizing Marijuana

CHICAGO, March 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) seeks to create a new revenue source for the State of Illinois by legalizing and taxing recreational marijuana. Senate Bill 316 legalizes the possession of up to 28 grams of marijuana and will allow facilities to sell marijuana products.

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Illinois General Assembly to Consider Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Regulating and Taxing Marijuana for Adult Use

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — State lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would end marijuana prohibition in Illinois and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed for adult use.

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Illinois Department of Public Health Provides Medical Marijuana Program Update

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has approved applications for approximately 16,990 qualifying patients (including 139 persons under 18 years of age), since it began accepting applications for the Medical Cannabis Registry Program on September 2, 2014.

Illinois State Treasurer Urges Trump to Issue Guidance on Marijuana Banking

Illinois Urges Trump to Issue Guidance on Marijuana Banking

In response to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs announced on Jan. 24, 2017, that he sent a letter to Trump urging him to issue clear guidance to banks on working with the legal marijuana industry.

Frerichs Seeks Commonsense Change to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The availability of medical marijuana in Illinois is in jeopardy depending upon how the President Donald Trump administration approaches the enforcement of marijuana and banking laws, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today.

Illinois Tops Off 2016 with $5.5M in MMJ Sales for December

Illinois Tops Off 2016 with $5.3M in MMJ Sales for December

On Jan. 4, 2017, the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program reported that it recorded approximately $5.3 million in retail medical marijuana sales for the month of December, a significant increase from the $4.4 million in sales for the month of November.

Illinois Banks $4.1 Million in Medical Cannabis Sales for October

Illinois Banks $4.1 Million in Medical Cannabis Sales for October

On Nov. 2, 2016, the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program announced that the Illinois Department of Public Health had approved applications for a total of 12,000 qualifying patients and recorded approximately $4.1 million in retail medical cannabis sales for the month of October.

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Illinois Governor Signs Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana

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.

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Salveo Capital Announces Launch of Cannabis Fund

CHICAGO, July 26, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Salveo Capital LLC announces the re-launch of Salveo Fund I, LLC (“Fund”) with the addition of Michael Gruber (Managing Partner), Jeffrey Howard (Managing Partner) and Achint Prabhat (Director of Fund Operations) to the existing team of Alex Thiersch (Partner), John Dohm (Partner) and Eric Atienza (Director of Communications). Salveo is a venture capital fund with offices in Chicago, Illinois, that will invest in emerging growth companies within the cannabis sector.

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Illinois Judge Rules PTSD Must be Included on Medical Marijuana List

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.

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Illinois Logs Slight Increase in Medical Marijuana Sales

On June 1, 2016, Joseph Wright, program coordinator for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, announced that registered dispensaries logged nearly $2.3 million in sales for the month of May, which is a slightly increase from April’s sales total of $2.2 million.

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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 House Approves Bill to Remove Criminal Penalties for Marijuana Possession

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.

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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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Illinois to Consider Adding Conditions to Medical Cannabis Program

On Monday, May 2, 2016, the Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board will meet to discuss the possibility of approving additional conditions for the state’s list of conditions that can qualify a patient to use medical cannabis.


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