Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Illinois

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) regulatory authority over hemp…

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Illinois awards its first five recreational marijuana licenses
August 30, 2019 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment Illinois awarded its first licenses to sell recreational marijuana to five medical dispensaries on Thursday, even as many municipalities around the state debate whether they’ll allow pot sales. The five shops that received licenses are peppered throughout Illinois — in Naperville,... Read more
It is a snowy January day in Chicago, recreational marijuana is now legal, and one of your employee’s, Mary Jane, is sleeping at her desk, with a strong scent of marijuana emitting from her sweater. How can an Illinois employer prepare to address Mary Jane’s conduct this January? The... Read more
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed two bills on Monday that expanded access to the state’s medical marijuana program, which currently stands at over 80,000 patients. The legislation ensures the medical marijuana program’s status as a permanent system, and adds to the ways in which patients are able to access... Read more
Illinois’ Medical Marijuana Program Is Now Permanent, Expanded
Illinois’ medical marijuana program is getting a second wind. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a pair of bills on Monday expanding who can get a medical card, and when they can use it. The program was initially limited to just six years, but is now permanent. When the law was first... Read more
Illinois marijuana growers who get first shot at the recreational market contributed heavily to politicians who cemented their advantage
You are here: Home / Policy & Legal / Illinois / Illinois marijuana growers who get first shot at the recreational market contributed heavily to politicians who cemented their advantage August 2, 2019 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment Marijuana cultivating companies that persuaded Illinois lawmakers to give them first... Read more
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

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