Illinois universities exploring programs on growing, marketing marijuana
Some community colleges and four-year universities in Illinois are exploring the possibility of launching educational programs to train people in the business of growing and marketing marijuana, in light of a new state law legalizing adult-use recreational marijuana. There is, however, one significant hitch in that idea: Such programs... Read more
Weed cafes in Illinois? People could be allowed to smoke marijuana (not tobacco) at bars, restaurants under new law.
Since 2008, it’s been illegal to smoke indoors at most public places in Illinois. But smoking could once again be allowed at bars, restaurants, coffee shops and other businesses, even new cannabis smoke lounges and weed-friendly movie theaters and concert venues — if local officials approve that. That’s under... Read more
Illinois is expunging marijuana convictions from nearly 800,000 criminal records
June 28, 2019 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker just signed HB 1438 this week, which makes cannabis legal in the state for individuals 21 and over, along with sweeping criminal justice reforms designed to help those whose lives have been upended by the state’s drug laws.... Read more
Legal marijuana is coming to Illinois as Gov. Pritzker signs bill he calls an ‘important and overdue change to our state’
Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday signed into law a bill that will legalize marijuana in Illinois next year, marking a momentous shift in how the state treats drug use.  The bill will allow the licensed growth, sales, possession and consumption of cannabis for adults 21 and older. The signing... Read more
Illinois just became the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana. Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into effect on Tuesday that will automatically expunge and pardon the records of 800,000 state residents with a record of non-violent small scale cannabis possession.  “Today Illinois is demonstrating everything that can... Read more
Member Blog: Legal Cannabis in Illinois – Expanded Possibilities For All
by Payal Shah, Cannabis Insight Collective Today, Governor Jim Pritzker of Illinois signed the historic House Bill 1438, The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, into law, ending prohibition for recreational cannabis usage across the state, and making it the 11th state where cannabis is legal. I, along with so... Read more
Gov. Pritzker expected to sign bill into law Tuesday that would legalize marijuana in Illinois on Jan. 1
You are here: Home / Policy & Legal / Illinois / Gov. Pritzker expected to sign bill into law Tuesday that would legalize marijuana in Illinois on Jan. 1 June 25, 2019 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected Tuesday to approve a plan to legalize... Read more
Michigan could face competition after Illinois legislature approves recreational pot
When Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs legislation legalizing recreational marijuana later this month, it will set up a race for the Midwest. Who gets to be first in the Midwest to kick off the market for legal weed and capitalize on a potential billion dollar industry, Michigan or Illinois?... Read more
On May 31, the Illinois General Assembly voted to make Illinois the 11th state to legalize recreational cannabis. The new law will take effect January 1, 2020. But Thomas J. Franzen, a Stage 4 cancer patient, will watch that historic day pass from behind bars, as he serves out... Read more
Recreational marijuana goes on sale Jan. 1 in Illinois. Dispensaries are already getting ready.
Recreational marijuana is just a signature away from being legal in Illinois, and dispensaries are staffing up, remodeling, and wasting no time preparing for new foot traffic. Illinois lawmakers approved a bill Friday that, with Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s promised signature, will allow the state’s 55 medical dispensaries to apply to sell... Read more

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