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Medical Marijuana

Local towns warming to medical marijuana

JOLIET | You wanna marijuana? Some towns do.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Crossing the Line -- medical marijuana

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Medical marijuana.

September 06, 2014 8:24 pm

Medical pot applications exceed expectations

SPRINGFIELD | In just three days, more than 2,000 people began the application process to register for a medical marijuana card in Illinois.

September 05, 2014 12:33 pm

Medical marijuana applications start Tuesday

SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Department of Public Health is gearing up for what could be a busy day Tuesday when the first applications for medical marijuana begin rolling in.

August 29, 2014 6:15 pm

Marijuana town hall attracts hundreds in Chicago

CHICAGO | Will retailers be able to open a package of marijuana to give customers a whiff? Will a master grower be able to work for multiple cultivation centers? Is medicinal marijuana chocolate considered candy?

August 20, 2014 3:36 pm
NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it's not simply because more players are using it.

August 14, 2014 1:45 pm
NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

The NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating marijuana's tenuous relationship with what is being recognized, more and more, as the analgesic of choice for many of its players. "It's not, 'Let's go smoke a joint,''' retired NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington, left, said. "It's, wha…

August 14, 2014 1:45 pm

Illinois posts marijuana patient application forms

CHICAGO | Illinois posted applications for patients and caregivers in the new medical marijuana program, but doesn't want any submitted until Sept. 2.

August 08, 2014 4:00 pm

Illinois: Doctor faked pot paperwork

CHICAGO | Illinois regulators allege a suburban Chicago doctor misled a 79-year-old patient by issuing a bogus medical marijuana certification for a $250 fee, according to a formal complaint filed Monday.

July 28, 2014 3:58 pm

Illinois patients to docs: 'What about marijuana?'

CHICAGO | Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program.

July 23, 2014 12:14 pm

Lansing approves cannabis facility zoning regulations

LANSING | Officials on Tuesday made room for a medical marijuana dispensary or cultivation center in Lansing, adopting a new zoning ordinance.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Medical marijuana rules OK'd by Illinois committee

CHICAGO | An Illinois legislative committee approved rules Tuesday for the state's medical cannabis program, which means would-be growers and retailers can soon apply for permits and get the new industry started.

July 15, 2014 6:30 pm

Former top Capitol cop turns to pot

SPRINGFIELD | The U.S. Senate's former top cop is moving from guarding the U.S. Capitol to protecting pot.

July 14, 2014 3:16 pm

Illinois towns see jobs ahead in medical marijuana

CHICAGO | The prospect of adding jobs — even as few as 30 — has led officials in many shrinking Illinois' communities to set aside any qualms about the state's legalization of medical marijuana and to get friendly with would-be growers.

July 13, 2014 9:00 pm

Insiders jostling for Ill. medical pot business

SPRINGFIELD | In a sign Illinois' new medical marijuana law could be a gold mine for investors, a politically connected Glenview attorney is hoarding pot-related company names in hopes of cashing in if the business takes off.

June 14, 2014 12:15 pm

Lansing wants to be ready should medical marijuana facility choose to locate in village

LANSING | When Illinois government created a new law permitting facilities for the cultivation and distribution of marijuana for medical reasons, they wrote into state law specific rules as to where such facilities could be located.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Ill. Senate panel approves marijuana for children with epilepsy

SPRINGFIELD | Children who suffer from epilepsy could be soon made eligible for a medical marijuana license, under a proposal endorsed by a House panel Wednesday.

May 07, 2014 1:00 pm

South Holland OKs ordinance regulating medical marijuana dispensaries

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board gave its approval to zoning ordinance amendments regulating any medical marijuana dispensaries that should ever choose to locate within municipal boundaries.

April 25, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card

CHICAGO | Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that had angered gun owners — changes that are going down well with the law's supporters.

April 19, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

CHICAGO | Illinois regulators finalizing the state's conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun owners from becoming cannabis-using patients, a person close to the process told The Associated Press.

April 17, 2014 4:10 pm
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