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Medical Marijuana

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.

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Medical marijuana rules in Illinois unveiled

CHICAGO | To use medical marijuana in Illinois, patients would be fingerprinted, undergo a background check and pay $150 a year to get a special photo ID under proposed regulations unveiled Tuesday.

January 21, 2014 3:24 pm

Governor hopefuls cool to more marijuana legalization

CHICAGO | Illinois may have a new medical marijuana law on the books, and two other states may have approved the drug's recreational use, but the candidates for Illinois governor this year don't support legalizing it outright in their state.

January 21, 2014 12:05 am

Illinois begins march toward medical marijuana

SPRINGFIELD | State officials have launched what could be a lengthy process of setting up a system that will allow sick people to legally buy Illinois-grown pot for medicinal reasons.

September 28, 2013 7:15 pm
Implementing medical marijuana law will take time

Implementing medical marijuana law will take time

CHICAGO | Illinois has become the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana with some of the strictest standards in the nation. But the proposal will take many months to set into motion because of complex rules and regulations. Here's a closer look at the details:

August 04, 2013 8:45 pm Photos


Quinn poised to sign medical marijuana law

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois is poised to become the 20th state to legalize marijuana for medical use.

July 31, 2013 7:00 pm

Crete mulls local ordinance changes because of gun, medical pot bills

CRETE | Municipal officials will spend the next few weeks contemplating changes to local ordinances in case Gov. Pat Quinn signs into law measures on the concealed carry of firearms and medical marijuana.

June 29, 2013 10:00 pm

Illinois Senate committee OKs medical marijuana

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | An Illinois Senate committee has approved a proposal that would allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

May 08, 2013 7:55 pm

Lawmakers say Illinois not ready for recreational marijuana law

Though recreational marijuana is now legal in two states, Illinois isn't likely to see such a law any time soon, according to state lawmakers.

November 12, 2012 12:00 am
Gregg pummels Pence in lively final debate

Gregg pummels Pence in lively final debate

FORT WAYNE | With a new poll showing his lead in the race for Indiana governor diminishing, Republican Mike Pence strayed from his well-rehearsed script Thursday and finally engaged Democrat John Gregg during their final debate.

October 25, 2012 8:00 pm Related

State senator plots marijuana law reforms

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, knows sometimes the best way to win support for a change in the law is to give people time to get used to the idea.

January 28, 2012 7:00 pm
Seniors' medical pot collective stirs up trouble

Seniors' medical pot collective stirs up trouble

Joe Schwartz is a 90-year-old great-grandfather of three who enjoys a few puffs of pot each night before he crawls into bed in the Southern California retirement community he calls home. The World War II veteran smokes the drug to alleviate debilitating nausea.

June 21, 2011 12:30 pm
Calif measure shows state's conflicted link to pot

Calif measure shows state's conflicted link to pot

SAN FRANCISCO | California has a long history of defying conventional wisdom on the issue of marijuana, including its embrace of the drug in the 1960s and its landmark medical pot law 14 years ago. So it may not be all that surprising that a November ballot measure to legalize the drug has c…

September 26, 2010 12:51 pm
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