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Medical Marijuana Illinois

Medical Marijuana Gets Long-Awaited Breakthrough In Illinois

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

Eighteen months after medical marijuana was legalized in Illinois, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday granted dozens of permits to select business...

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Outgoing Governor's Last Move Disappoints Medical Marijuana Patients

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

Illinois residents still waiting for access to medical marijuana were left disappointed Monday when outgoing Governor Pat Quinn (D) not only failed to...

Thousands Of Patients Apply To Use Medical Marijuana In Illinois -- Maybe A Little Too Quickly

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

More than 6,000 people have already applied to use medical marijuana in Illinois -- but some patients may have signed up a little too quickly. Onl...

6 Things You Need To Know About The Nation's Strictest Medical Weed Law

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Patients awaiting access to medical marijuana in Illinois may have it by early 2015 after rules for the state's restrictive pilot program were approve...

How A Family's Lack Of Access To Medical Marijuana Morphed Into A Messy Legal Feud

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

A family's desperation for access to medical marijuana is at the heart of a "nightmare" feud that has wound its way through Illinois courts. Like s...

State Drops Controversial 'Weed Or Weapons' Rule

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

Illinois regulators have dropped proposed medical marijuana restrictions that would have required gun owners to choose between their weapons and their...

Illinois May Soon Decriminalize Low-Level Marijuana Possession

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

Efforts toward legalizing marijuana in Illinois, where a medical marijuana pilot program was approved last year, could be on the verge of another big ...

Illinois' Epileptic Kids May Finally Get Access To Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

Illinois lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would qualify minors with epilepsy to be treated with medical marijuana. The proposal, sponsored...

Marijuana Helps These Kids Avoid A 'Death Sentence'

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Yet another state is considering expanding its medical marijuana laws to include children suffering from debilitating conditions like epile...

State Wants You To Choose Between Your Weed And Your Gun

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday unveiled their proposed rules for the state's medical marijuana pilot program -- including several...

Proposed Rules Would Heavily Regulate City's Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Posted 11.27.2013 | Chicago

With Illinois set to become the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana on Jan. 1, Chicago is taking steps to regulate how the drug will be grown and...

City's First Medical Marijuana Clinic Overwhelmed With Calls

Posted 10.15.2013 | Chicago

It turns out a lot of Chicagoans really want to get their hands on some medical marijuana -- even though the state's new law legalizing it (under tigh...

Businesses Look To Medical Weed As 'The New Gold Rush'

Posted 09.28.2013 | Chicago

With more and more states answering the call to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use, cottage industries supporting the once-illic...

City's First Medical Marijuana Clinic Open For Business

Posted 08.07.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's first medical marijuana clinic, Good Intentions LLC, opened its doors to a string of new patients Wednesday in Wicker Park. The clinic, ...

Will Smoke Shops Join The Weed Dispensary Game?

Posted 08.04.2013 | Chicago

Story by Serena Dai, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago The state may still be months away from actually allowing the sale of marijuana, but local smoke s...

City's First Medical Weed Clinic Aptly Named 'Good Intentions'

Posted 08.01.2013 | Chicago

The ink on Illinois' newly-signed medical marijuana bill has barely dried and already, Chicago's first medical marijuana clinic is ready to roll. ...

Illinois Becomes The 20th State To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Posted 08.01.2013 | Chicago

Illinois on Thursday officially became the 20th U.S. state to legalize medical marijuana. At a ceremony at the University of Chicago, Democratic Go...

Gov. Quinn Reviewing, Still 'Open Minded' On Marijuana Bill

Posted 05.20.2013 | Chicago

With the fate of a bill that would bring legal medical marijuana to Illinois in his hands, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn would only go so far as to say he...

Illinois Now Just One Signature From Legal Medical Marijuana

Posted 05.17.2013 | Chicago

Illinois on Friday took one more big step toward becoming the 19th state to legalize medical marijuana. The state Senate voted 35-21 in favor of th...

Medical Marijuana Bill Gets Major Endorsement

Posted 05.14.2013 | Chicago

With legislation that would bring legal medical marijuana to Illinois pending in the statehouse, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon on Sunday announced the bill ha...

Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Senate Committee Vote

Posted 05.09.2013 | Chicago

Legislation that would bring legal medical marijuana to Illinois cleared a key Senate committee vote on Wednesday. The marijuana bill was approved ...

Medical Marijuana Bill Approved In Crucial Illinois House Vote

Posted 04.17.2013 | Chicago

In a narrow Wednesday vote that was a big coup for pro-marijuana legalization advocates, the Illinois House of Representatives advanced a medical mari...

Doctors Call On Illinois To Green-Light Legal Weed In Looming Vote

Posted 04.16.2013 | Chicago

The call for legal medical marijuana in Illinois grew stronger Tuesday as nearly 250 physicians asked state lawmakers to legalize pot use for patients...

House Panel Green Lights Medical Marijuana Use In Illinois

Posted 03.07.2013 | Chicago

Hope sparked for Illinois' would-be medical marijuana users after a state House panel approved a measure to legalize the use of weed in medical cases ...

Medical Marijuana Bill Gets Left Behind In Lame-Duck Session

Posted 01.07.2013 | Chicago

As the final days of the current Illinois General Assembly wind down, the once-promising passage of a medical marijuana bill now looks unlikely. S...