Illinois Cannabis Activity Heating Up
While Illinois residents eagerly await the legal availability of cannabis for recreational use on January 1st, industry participants and state government regulators are scrambling to ensure a smooth licensure process ahead of the commencement of retail sales.  While several incumbent medical cannabis cultivators and dispensaries have now received their... Read more
A Chicago suburb wants to give reparations to black residents. Its funding source? A tax on marijuana.
You are here: Home / Policy & Legal / Illinois / A Chicago suburb wants to give reparations to black residents. Its funding source? A tax on marijuana. December 4, 2019 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment In Evanston, Ill., city officials are hashing out a plan for racial equity... Read more
Weed-themed gifts are hot for the holidays, but the etiquette can be tricky. How to avoid an awkward Christmas morning.
You are here: Home / Policy & Legal / Illinois / Weed-themed gifts are hot for the holidays, but the etiquette can be tricky. How to avoid an awkward Christmas morning. December 3, 2019 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment Saint Lucia’s Smoke Shop in Bucktown has a colorful new... Read more
Last week, city council members in Evanston, Illinois voted to use marijuana sales tax revenue towards a fund meant to provide reparations to its Black community. The city council voted 8 to 1 to institute a three percent tax on cannabis sales. The first $10 million generated over the... Read more
One month to go until recreational weed becomes legal in Illinois. Here’s what you need to know.
You are here: Home / Policy & Legal / Illinois / One month to go until recreational weed becomes legal in Illinois. Here’s what you need to know. December 2, 2019 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment When the most popular medical marijuana dispensary in Chicago begins selling recreational pot... Read more
While marijuana arrests are certainly down in Chicago, questions have arisen about whether a new ban on using soon-to-be legal marijuana in public housing ends up being a continuation of old drug war policies in the communities already hit the hardest. In the beginning of November, The Chicago Housing... Read more
Who won and lost in city’s weed lottery
PharmaCann won big, while GTI got shut out of downtown in a lottery with the jackpot of a lifetime for the marijuana industry. Like any other lottery, there were winners and losers, big smiles and tense grimaces when the city of Chicago drew names this morning to decide which companies... Read more
An Illinois state senator is the subject of an investigation by state officials who are probing her role in a cannabis company she operates. The investigation into Sen. Patricia Van Pelt by the office of Secretary of State Jesse White was reported by television station WGN on Wednesday afternoon.... Read more
These 2 States Are Sabotaging Their Respective Marijuana Industries
These billion-dollar markets are making it impossible for their cannabis industries to thrive. At this time last year, the cannabis industry looked as if it would be practically unstoppable. Canada had just become the first industrialized country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, and Wall Street was throwing... Read more
As Illinois Prepares To Legalize Pot, Public Housing Tenants Not Allowed To Partake
Recreational pot is about to become legal in Illinois, but Chicago’s Housing Authority says not in our backyard or front yard or anywhere on public housing premises, for that matter. Housing voucher recipients received a letter from the agency last week, warning them about the ramifications of smoking or... Read more



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