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Medical Marijuana

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

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
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