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Illinois Governor signs bill legalizing industrial hemp - Cannabis News

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Saturday signed a bill legalizing industrial hemp, adding Illinois to a growing list of states that allow the growth of cannabis for non-drug purposes.

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Illinois Lawmakers Send Governor Bill Legalizing Industrial Hemp - Cannabis News

The Illinois House has sent the governor a measure legalizing industrial hemp.

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Illinois: Marijuana conviction expungement measure advances to House floor - Cannabis News

Illinois is one step closer to allowing people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana or paraphernalia to expunge their criminal convictions.

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Chicago Voters Embrace Cannabis Legalization in a Big Way - Cannabis News

Voters in the Illinois county that includes Chicago have backed the recreational use of cannabis in a nonbinding referendum.

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Bill looks to legalize industrial hemp in Illinois - Cannabis News

Hemp could be in play as a new crop option for farmers in Illinois if a bill expanding its production passes the General Assembly.

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New federal pot policy unlikely to affect Illinois medical marijuana; legalization push continues - Cannabis News

Members of Illinois’ medical marijuana industry say they’re disappointed by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to allow more aggressive enforcement of marijuana laws — but business operators maintain existing laws will protect them.

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Will Illinois Be The Next State To Legalize Marijuana? - Cannabis News

A proposed referendum on a primary ballot is causing a stir.

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Industrial Hemp Bill Headed to Illinois House - Cannabis News

There’s one piece of legislation that seems to be getting broad bipartisan support in Springfield.

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Illinois lawmakers push to legalize recreational marijuana - Cannabis News

Legal recreational marijuana will be part of Illinois’ future. It’s a matter of when, not if. That’s the message from lawmakers backing legislation to fully legalize and regulate pot, and the coalition of groups lining up to support the bills.

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Illinois joins states considering recreational marijuana legalization as budget fix - Cannabis News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Marijuana advocates are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to become the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationwide to legalize recreational pot, arguing the move will help solve the state’s notorious budget crisis.

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Illinois lawmakers propose legalizing recreational marijuana – Cannabis News

Lawmakers are proposing to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois but say the legislation probably won't come up for a vote until next year.

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It’s been a year since Illinois legalized medical marijuana, and everything is going fine – Cannabis News

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois is marking its first year of medical marijuana sales as more states voted on Election Day to allow legal use of the drug.

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Illinois marijuana sales top $20 million – Cannabis News

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Medical marijuana sales reached more than $3.8 million last month at licensed dispensaries throughout Illinois.

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Mom and I opened a medical marijuana dispensary, here's what we see – Cannabis News

Among the roughly 700 people who have walked through our doors, the typical patient — at Harbory we call them "members" — skews older and female, a demographic we are proud to match in our incredible staff.

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First look: Illinois marijuana plant marks 1st year – Cannabis News

The Delavan facility is working on hundreds of genetic strains, and plants are harvested about five times each year.

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Medical marijuana grows under strict conditions in Illinois as industry expands – Cannabis News

The look inside the state's secretive program comes as the struggling medical marijuana industry in Illinois is poised to grow.

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Governor Signs Bill Reducing Marijuana Penalties in Illinois – Cannabis News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Marijuana possession in small amounts in Illinois will be punishable by fines but not jail time after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday that makes the state the third largest to decriminalize minor pot offenses.

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Judge orders Illinois to reconsider medical marijuana for migraines – Cannabis News

In a ruling that could significantly expand the use of medical marijuana in Illinois, a judge has ordered state officials to reconsider adding migraine headaches to the list of conditions that qualify a patient to buy the drug.

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Judge orders Illinois to authorize medical marijuana for PTSD – Cannabis News

A Cook County judge ruled Tuesday that the state must add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.

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Illinois House Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill – Marijuana News

The Illinois House has voted to impose civil fines rather than criminal penalties for low-level marijuana possession.

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