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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 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 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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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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Canada: Future looks bright for Alberta’s commercial cannabis producers – Cannabis News

The business of pot started in this country with medical marijuana, and demand for it is taking off.

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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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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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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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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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Medical cannabis expo draws crowds to Rock Island, Illinois – Cannabis News

Nature's Treatment of Illinois, a licensed cannabis retail shop in Milan, hosted the first-ever event of its kind here, which drew about 200 people to The Stern Center.

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Illinois Medical Marijuana Sales Start Monday - Marijuana News

Illinois state flag. Image: Tony Webster via Wikimedia Commons

CHICAGO -- More than 3,000 patients with Illinois-issued ID cards will be able to buy medical marijuana legally for the first time Monday, according to the state official overseeing the pilot program.

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Illinois begins harvest of its first legal medical marijuana crop

Marijuana clones are monitored at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. Cuttings are taken to this room where they take root and get light 24 hours a day. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
 
The state's restrictive law doesn't allow people to grow their own, so only state-approved cultivation centers with rigid security systems will sell to dispensaries.
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Can Chicago Have a Thriving Marijuana Startup Scene? One Expert Weighs In.

Chicago skyline at evening. Image: Bert Kaufmann via Wikimedia Commons

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