Quinn Pressured To Finalize Medical Marijuana Law Now

Quinn signed the law legalizing medical pot in August of 2013 but state regulators blew past a December 31st deadline to grant licenses for growers and dispensaries.  “Something stinks, and it’s not the marijuana,” new governor, Bruce Rauner said during the campaign, declaring he would have vetoed the bill if it would have... more →
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World’s First Pot Brand Will Be Fronted By Bob Marley

U.S. private equity firm, Privateer Holdings which is based in Seattle, announced Tuesday it has reached a licensing deal with Marley’s heirs to offer pot strains where regulations permit by late 2015. It also plans to sell weed-infused lotions and accessories. But, there are some people, especially die-hard fans of the late... more →
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Man Shoots Partner In Illegal Marijuana Growing Operation

Joseph Anthony Markijohn was jailed without bail Tuesday on charges of criminal homicide, robbery, theft and receiving stolen property. Police say the 26-year-old from Ashtabula, Ohio, fatally shot Joseph Pagley III in the head on Dec. 28 at Pagley’s home in Neshannock Township. Friends discovered the 26-year-old Pagley’s... more →
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Fewer Soldiers Were Tested Negative For Marijuana Now That It Is Legal

The rate of positive drug tests for marijuana dropped to .47 percent in the fiscal year that ended Oct. 1 in Colorado. That means that pot use is down from 
.79 percent in the same time period two years earlier, before recreational marijuana sales were legalized. While civilians took up the newly legal vice in Washington and Colorado,... more →
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Federal Law Change No Relief For Medical Marijuana Grower

District Judge Paul Maloney said the spending bill governs funding for the Department of Justice but has no effect on federal drug laws or the courts jurisdiction over such prosecutions. Thus, the spending bill does not (make) this now an illegal prosecution’ as defendant asserts, nor does it make compliance or noncompliance... more →
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Number Of People In Illinois Allowed To Use Pot Increases

Some patients have had trouble getting a treating doctor in Illinois to recommend them to the program, the Chicago Sun-Times reported last month. But, in spite of that, new numbers released Wednesday show that 650 people were approved to use the medical product in 2014. About 1,800 people submitted some or all of the application,... more →
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Elated Mother Calls Medical Marijuana A “Miracle” For Her Ailing Son

Tamsin Gebhart calls Cannabidiol, or CBD, a ‘miracle drug’ because it has helped her ailing son who has Mowat Wilson Syndrome, a rare and debilitating disease, which can cause hundreds of seizures per day. Gebhart gives her son CBD oil capsules in his food twice a day. She says seizures are all but gone, and, the best... more →
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“Yes” Or “No” Vote Again By Lawmakers For Medical Marijuana Bill

Jagger suffers from a rare mitochondrial disease, which results in severe pain and dozens of seizures a day. This is the very reason why the medical marijuana bill will appear again one more time and, this time, more people like Jagger’s parents will appeal that this bill will be approved.  Will Congress take a look at it... more →
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Bud Light Marketing Expert Sets Sights On Medical Cannabis

Mara “Mitch” Meyers, who was hired by Anheuser-Busch in the 1980s to oversee the launch of Bud Light, no longer sells beer to college kids with her creation of a party animal by the name of Spuds MacKenzie; instead she has plans to sell weed to dispensaries across Illinois. Meyers is considered as one with the most ingenious... more →
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