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Pritzker Signs Bills Expanding State’s Medical Marijuana Law To Include Autism As Well As Other Conditions


Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker celebrated a pair of new laws Monday that expand the state’s medical marijuana program, including one that gives students more options for taking the drug at school.  “As we continue to reform state government so that … Continue reading

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CDC Warns Doctors to Look for Early Signs of Mysterious Polio-Like Illness


Don’t delay in getting your child to a doctor if they’re showing possible symptoms. And don’t allow the doctor to dismiss your concerns. Since 2014, three outbreaks of the rare polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis have occurred in this … Continue reading

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On 1/1/2020, Where Marijuana Can and Can’t Be Used


While marijuana consumption and possession will become legal for Illinois residents age 21 and older starting Jan. 1, consumption in public places will still be prohibited and employers can continue to set rules for their workplaces. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker … Continue reading

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Can A Condo Association Stop An Owner From Smoking Marijuana?


  The legalization of the possession and usage of  recreational marijuana poses some real challenges for  condo owner association boards. Among others, the challenges include:   complying with both state and federal law addressing the differences between recreational and medical … Continue reading

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E-cigarette explodes in teen’s mouth, breaks jaw and teeth


A teenage boy was left with a broken mouth, a hole in his chin and damaged teeth after an electronic cigarette exploded in his mouth. 17-year-old Austin arrived at the Primary Children’s Hospital hours after the e-cigarette burst inside his … Continue reading

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Pregnancy No Bar To Pot Smoking


PREGNANT WOMEN SMOKING MORE POT: Marijuana use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and is most common during the first trimester, government research shows. Overall, 7% of pregnant women, or 1 in 14, said they used marijuana in the … Continue reading

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Illinois police authorities will be in “a tough spot” when the recreational use of marijuana becomes legal on Jan. 1.


Illinois law-enforcement officials are “incredibly unprepared” for the potential upswing in impaired driving that could result from legalization of recreational use of marijuana. That view of the impact of House Bill 1438 came from a Chicago-area police officer spearheading a pilot program … Continue reading

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Illinois Pot Industry Buzzing With Union Drives—-Union Label on Weed


The marijuana industry is expected to generate thousands of high-wage jobs in Illinois over the next decade, and there’s a strong chance cannabis growers and sellers will be hiring union labor. Legislation (H.B. 1438) legalizing cannabis for recreational use Jan. … Continue reading

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Here’s where you will (likely) be able to buy legal weed in the Chicago area Jan. 1, 2020


The recreational marijuana bill approved by state lawmakers allows Illinois’ 55 existing medical marijuana shops to buy an additional license and start selling recreational pot next year. Operators of Illinois’ 55 medical dispensaries — 11 of which are in Chicago … Continue reading

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Dozens of Illinois prisoners could be released when governor signs recreational pot bill


Of Illinois’ almost 40,000 inmates housed in state Department of Corrections facilities, a few dozen of them might be eligible for release if the recreational marijuana bill becomes law. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, as of April 30, … Continue reading

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