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Illinois Legalization May Lead to Hundreds of Thousands of Expungements

Illinois Legalization May Lead to Hundreds of Thousands of Expungements

People involved with cannabis have long stated that the most dangerous thing you can do with cannabis is get caught with it. Millions of Americans have learned that difficult lesson over the last few decades courtesy of the War on Drugs. After all, cannabis isn’t physically addictive, although some people may struggle with psychological or […]

You Could Buy Legal Weed in Illinois As Soon as January 1, 2020

You Could Buy Legal Weed in Illinois As Soon as January 1, 2020

Illinois lawmakers helped the state make history on Friday, May 31st, 2019. The state of Illinois became the first to legalize adult recreational cannabis via legislature when lawmakers finally passed a legalization bill. Although the bill has not taken effect yet, pending the promised signature of Illinois governor, there is no reason to believe at […]

Illinois Lawmakers Pass HB4870 To Allow Children Medical Cannabis at School

Illinois Lawmakers Pass HB4870 To Allow Children Medical Cannabis at School

The children who use medical cannabis in the United States typically have very serious medical conditions. Cancer, epilepsy and degenerative conditions like muscular dystrophy can all respond positively to cannabis treatment. Patients can reduce their symptoms, improve daily function and even stave off the worsening of their condition with the regular medical use of cannabinoids. […]

Illinois’ Failure to Implement Medical Marijuana Law Leaves Patients in Limbo

Illinois’ Failure to Implement Medical Marijuana Law Leaves Patients in Limbo

The previous Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn, washed his hands of making licensing decisions for the state’s fledgling medical marijuana program before he left office. It was a task he decided to leave to the man elected to take over his position, Bruce Rauner, despite having signed the The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot […]

Illinois Medical Cannabis Program Growing, Business Applications Being Accepted

Illinois Medical Cannabis Program Growing, Business Applications Being Accepted

More than 2,000 people signed up for the Illinois state medical cannabis program in its first week of existence. The Illinois medical marijuana program just began accepting initial applications from state residents with last names that fall between letters A and L via their website on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014. The first applicant was Jim […]

Illinois Medical Marijuana Registration Begins Today

Illinois Medical Marijuana Registration Begins Today

If you live in the state of Illinois, have one of the state’s recognized qualifying conditions, and have a last name that begins with a letter that falls between A and L, then Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014, is the first day you can register with the state for the new Illinois medical marijuana program. In […]

Illinois Adds Epilepsy to List of Qualifying Conditions

Illinois Adds Epilepsy to List of Qualifying Conditions

This week has already seen two more medical cannabis stories coming from Illinois, and they’re both positive pieces of news. Last week, Ladybud covered the story of the establishment of rules for the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program in the state, which should allow for medical sales of cannabis by early 2015. This week, there have […]

Illinois Moves Forward with Medical Marijuana Rules

Illinois Moves Forward with Medical Marijuana Rules

Illinois lawmakers have heard the people’s mandate on cannabis and they are actually doing their jobs! Things have been progressing nicely for the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Rules have been approved and will  be set in place for the state’s medical marijuana program that will allow patients to begin applying for cards this fall. If […]

Kick Off Mother’s Day Weekend on May 11 with the 6th Annual Mother’s High Tea in Denver

Kick Off Mother’s Day Weekend on May 11 with the 6th Annual Mother’s High Tea in Denver

In Denver, Colorado on Friday, May 11, the Sixth Annual Mother’s High Tea presented by Eden Labs will be taking place at the McNichols Civic Center Building, a perfect way to start Mother’s Day weekend. Mother’s High Tea is an exceptional event that is both pro-cannabis and family-friendly, a unique combination among numerous advocacy and industry […]

Lady Business: Activist and Industry Collaborator Dawn Blackman

Lady Business: Activist and Industry Collaborator Dawn Blackman

There are hundreds of cannabis events focusing on medical and recreational cannabis in Denver, Colorado every week. And at these many events, one might notice an ever-present individual helping to register guests, dignitaries, tourists, speakers and patients. That person would be Dawn Blackman, who is currently the Community Empowerment Director for Women’s Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, […]