Gov. J. B. Pritzker’s interpretation of Illinois’ marijuana legalization law is costing the state more than $100 million in tax revenue by blocking certain pot shops from relocating, some state lawmakers and cannabis industry advocates say.
Recreational marijuana initiatives passed in four states this year, from liberal New Jersey to conservative Montana and South Dakota. The results prove how broadly accepted marijuana has become.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has canceled 350 layoffs tied to her pandemic budget.
Illinois saw more than $100 million in marijuana sales in October.
“Schools and drugs do not mix. Today it’s Old Saint Mary’s, tomorrow it could be your school,” said parent Kate Lamantia.
In a time where the recreational cannabis industry is seeing record monthly sales – close to $68 million last month – a Chicago suburb is now getting their piece of the pie.
Researchers at the University of South Carolina believe THC, the most potent chemical found in marijuana, could help avert some fatal complications seen in COVID-19 patients.
Illinois tweaked how business owners seeking recreational marijuana licenses can apply following complaints that the process favored politically connected and rich applicants over minorities and veterans who were supposed to benefit.
Al Grippe talks about Oakton Community College's upcoming free virtual cannabis dispensary license workshops.
The House will likely vote on a historic marijuana decriminalization bill next month, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said Friday.
Jim Belushi talks about headlining Thursday's grand opening of the Greenhouse dispensary in Skokie and his partnership with Grassroots Cannabis.
Coloradans who are concerned about the coronavirus pandemic can now purchase marijuana through a contactless weed vending machine at certain dispensaries.
The study found that women who used cannabis while pregnant were 1.5 times more likely to have a child with autism.
Wren Berger from Windy City Cannabis talks about the state of the recreational marijuana industry in Illinois.
Recreational pot shops in Illinois paid more than $52 million in sales tax during the first six months of the drug being legalized statewide.
A Father’s Day reunion 18-years in the making! Craig Cesal from Downers Grove spent nearly two decades watching robbers, rapists and murderers come and go from prison while he was serving a life sentence for a non-violent marijuana offense. His recent release to home confinement was made possible in no small part over concerns for his safety during the coronavirus pandemic.
Thirty-two bags of marijuana were delivered to the wrong house in Texas. The marijuana is now in the custody of authorities.
The legal sale of marijuana during Illinois’ first full month of lockdown due to the coronavirus surpassed sales in two previous months, state officials announced Monday.
Jason Erkes, spokesman of Cresco Labs, joins Good Day Chicago to talk about the Illinois marijuana industry is adapting to the coronavirus outbreak.
Two Florida teens were arrested this week after authorities said they fatally shot a 16-year-old in the back over a marijuana sale gone bad.