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  • Illinois Has a MEDICAL MARIJUANA (cannabis) LAW; But it is Limited >> Learn more >>
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    Every Day is Illinois NORML Lobby Day

    Illinois NORML is encouraging folks to lobby their state Rep at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield, when in session. The Capitol Building is located at the corner of Monroe and Second Streets in Springfield, which is located close to the Amtrak Station for those who would like to take the train. Supporters should urge lawmakers to pass bills on medical cannabis, a cannabis decriminalization bill and/or any industrial hemp farming bills that may be in play. Illinois NORML is also hoping people will be raising awareness to the harms caused by cannabis prohibition by discussing the issue with lawmakers and educating them on why they should support changing our cannabis laws.

    We ask that you dress and act professionally if you can attend. For those who will not be able to make it to Springfield please call or email your State Representative and State Senator and tell them your views of cannabis prohibition. By calling 217-782-2000 the Capitol directory operators will be able to connect you to your legislators' offices. The specific phone numbers and contact info for all general assembly members can be found at http://www.ilga.gov Furthermore, if supporters would like to contact the district office of each of their legislators that is helpful too and setting up an appointment to meet with your State Rep. and State Senator is the best way for them to understand how you feel about our cannabis laws.

    Please contact Ill-NORML with the results or any responses you get from your lawmakers. Over a dozen states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws protecting medical cannabis patients from state prosecution. (see USA page). There is no legitimate reason why Illinois patients should not enjoy these same legal protections.

    COUNTY DECRIMINALIZATION CAMPAIGN

    We are asking all Illinois residents interested in helping to end cannabis prohibition to bring a decriminalization ordinance to their county board member. This ordinance would allow county sheriffs and local police to write a $100 ticket to anyone with under 100 grams of cannabis. A sample ordinance can be found at http://www.illinoisnorml.org/content/view/1099/29/

    If you would like to help the efforts to end cannabis prohibition in Illinois please consider making a donation at -www.illinoisnorml.org/donate - and Thanks! for supporting an end to cannabis prohibition.

    Sincerely,

    Dan Linn

    You can contact Illinois NORML at -
    847 341 0591, or mailing to -
    Illinois NORML,
    PMB #446,
    1321 N. Milwaukee, PMB #446
    Chicago, Illinois 60642
    - or visiting - www.illinoisnorml.org


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    Illinois Has a MEDICAL MARIJUANA (cannabis) LAW.

    Status: Operational, Law Signed: 2014

    SUMMARY: House Bill 1 | Approved: Apr. 17, 2013 by House, 61-57 and May 17, 2013 by Senate, 35-21; Signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn on Aug. 1, 2013; Effective: Jan. 1, 2014 | The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act establishes a patient registry program, protects registered qualifying patients and registered designated caregivers from "arrest, prosecution, or denial of any right or privilege," and allows for the registration of cultivation centers and dispensing organizations. Once the act goes into effect, "a tax is imposed upon the privilege of cultivating medical cannabis at a rate of 7% of the sales price per ounce." Governor Pat Quinn's Aug. 1, 2013 signing statement (25 KB) explains key points of the law and notes that it is a four-year pilot program.

    Approved Conditions: "Debilitating medical conditions include 40 chronic diseases and conditions: cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn's disease, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, cachexia/wasting syndrome, muscular dystrophy, severe fibromyalgia, spinal cord disease (including but not limited to arachnoiditis), Tarlov cysts, hydromyelia syringomyelia, Rheumatoid arthritis, fibrous dysplasia, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and post concussion syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Arnold-Chiari malformation and Syringomelia, Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA), Parkinson's Disease, Tourette Syndrome, Myoclonus, Dystonia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type I), Causalgia, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type II), Neurofibromatosis, Chronic inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Sjogren's Syndrome, Lupus, Interstitial Cystitis, Myasthenia Gravis, Hydrocephalus, nail-patella syndrome or residual limb pain; or the treatment of these conditions."

    Updates:

    Governor Pat Quinn's Aug. 1, 2013 signing statement (25 KB) explains key points of the law and notes that it is a four-year pilot program.

    On Jan. 21, 2014, the Department of Public Health released a draft of the proposed rules (415 KB) for public comments. The proposal included a fingerprint-based criminal history background check and an annual $150 application fee for qualifying patients. The rules also state that qualifying patients and caregivers "are not eligible for a Firearm Owners Identification Card or a Firearm Concealed Carry License."

    On Apr. 18, 2014, the Department of Health released revised preliminary rules (240 KB) that removed from the previous versions the restrictions on gun owners applying for medical marijuana cards. The application fees were dropped to $100 ($50 for veterans and eligible patients on Social Security Insurance and Social Security Disability Insurance, and $25 for caregivers).

    On July 20, 2014, Gov. Quinn signed Senate Bill 2636 (40 KB), which amended the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act to allow children under 18 to be treated with non-smokable forms of medical marijuana for the same conditions orginially approved for adults. The bill, which becomes effective Jan. 1, 2015, also added seizures, including those related to epilepsy, to the list of approved conditions.

    Possession/Cultivation: "Adequate supply" is defined as "2.5 ounces of usable cannabis during a period of 14 days and that is derived solely from an intrastate source." The law does not allow patients or caregivers to cultivate cannabis.

    PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS: Two and a half ounces of cannabis per 14-day period

    HOME CULTIVATION: No

    CAREGIVERS: Yes, caregivers, who may serve only one patient, are permitted to pick up medicine for very ill, homebound patients and are also subject to possession limit.

    NOTE: Effective June 30, 2016, physicians are no longer required to explicitly recommend cannabis therapy. Instead, physicians are required to certify that there exists a bona fide doctor-patient relationship and that the patient possesses a qualifying, debilitating medical condition.

    Application information;

    Registration:   Mandatory

    Fee(s);   Patient Registry Fee: To be determined during the rulemaking process ($100 proposed)

    CONTACT INFORMATION; Division of Medical Cannabis
    Illinois Department of Public Health
    535 W. Jefferson Street
    Springfield, IL 62761-0001
    Attn: Rulemaking
    - or visit -
    Website: Medical Cannabis Program >> www.idph.state.il.us/HealthWellness/MedicalCannabis/index.htm

    ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS::   4,037

    STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES: Yes

    STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL: Not yet

    Dispensaries & other RESOURCEs;   Information provided by the state on sources for medical marijuana: Cultivation centers and dispensing organizations will be registered by the Department of Agriculture and Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, respectively.

    RECIPROCITY: Accepts other states' registry ID cards? - No

    Source(s): NORML.org, ProCon.org. | Learn more >> about MC in IL.

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    Illinois - ASA : Becoming a Patient in Illinois ASA : Becoming a Patient in Illinois | Information of how to become a legal medical cannabis (medical marijuana) patient, and how to get safe access and legal access in Illinois. Visit: Illinois Legal Information

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients; State of Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program eLicense System Welcome to the State of Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program eLicense System (GOV) | The Illinois Department of Public Health is committed to the effective implementation of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program (P.A. 98-0122). On this website, you will find the application for qualifying patients and their designated caregivers. Applicants should consider discussing medical cannabis with their physician prior to beginning an application. All applicants, except for veterans receiving care at a VA facility, must have their physician submit a written certification for the use of medical cannabis. If you would like to apply for a qualifying patient registration, you must first create an online account. Click here to go to the registration area.   >>   Visit - https://medicalcannabispatients.illinois.gov/.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients; Illinois Medical Marijuana Program and General Medical Cannabis Info MarijuanaDoctors.com > Illinois Medical Marijuana Program and General Medical Cannabis Info | (BIZ) House Bill 1 was approved by the House 61-57 on April 17, 2013 and by the State Senate 35-21 on May 17, 2013. Governor Pat Quinn signed the Bill into law on August 1, 2013. It became effective January 1, 2014. The legal medical marijuana program for the state of Illinois allows medical marijuana patients to receive a marijuana recommendation from a certified physician, apply for a state-issue Illinois medical marijuana identification card, and purchase marijuana for medical use per Illinois state guidelines. Possession Limitations | Patients and their assigned caregivers may possess an “adequate supply”, defined as 2.5 ounces of marijuana over a 14-day period that is obtained strictly through and intrastate source. The Illinois law does not permit patients or their caregivers to cultivate their own marijuana. All medicine must be purchased through state licensed at taxed dispensaries.

    Illinois Updated Programs Details | We have compiled the following index of medical marijuana information for the state of Illinois to serve as a legal library to our users. Please review carefully the below information in regards to legal references for Illinois’ laws and guidelines regarding medical marijuana and its use. The Illinois medical marijuana program is relatively new, becoming effective just at the beginning of this year. As of this writing there are no state licensed dispensaries currently servicing patients, however Illinois does have an extensive list of qualifying conditions and therefore is considered to be one of the more patient friendly states.

    Please be sure to visit our site frequently to get the most updated laws as it pertains to Illinois’ medical marijuana program. Please click a corresponding link to find out more about Illinois’ medical marijuana program. Also, Please Note: In order to become a legal marijuana patient you must first have a qualifying condition as outlined by the department of health services and/or department of justice. For a comprehensive list of Illinois’ medical marijuana qualifying conditions you can visit our qualifying conditions section located on the top of our menu under “Legal States”

    Illinois Qualification | Find out Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Illinois in our definitive guide of Illinois's qualification guidelines. Read up on medical conditions that are covered under Illinois's medical marijuana program, age restrictions, criminal conviction restrictions, and more. Illinois Medical Marijuana Laws | Read Illinois's Full Medical Marijuana Laws to gain full specific knowledge of Illinois's exact legal guidelines without interpretation. We suggest that you print Illinois's Full Medicinal Marijuana Laws for use with our MyDoc program in order to provide your physician full insight into Illinois's laws for his knowledge.

    Illinois Medical Marijuana Card | Find out how to obtain a{n} Illinois Medical Marijuana Card with our guide to Illinois's state medicinal marijuana ID program. Some states require that you obtain your card prior to obtaining your medicine, so read here first to ensure that you know Illinois's requirements. Illinois Medical Marijuana Facts | Our list of Illinois Medical Marijuana Facts will help you seperate the facts from the myths in Illinois's state program. Find out the truth from the leading source in marijuana education.   >>   Visit - https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana/IL/illinois.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients; Illinois Medical Marijuana Program Patient Card MarijuanaPatientCard.com > Marijuana Patient Card > Illinois Medical Marijuana Program | (BIZ) In 2013, Illinois legalized the use of medical marijuana for patients that receive a recommendation from a qualified physician, making it the 20th and most recent state to do so state to do so. Requirements For a Medical Marijuana Card in Illinois: To apply for a medical marijuana card in Illinois, you must meet the following criteria > Legal Requirements: You must be 18 years of age and pass a background check; You must be a resident of Illinois and be able to prove such residency; You must obtain medical records that indicate you have been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition; You must meet with a licensed physician and receive a written recommendation for marijuana.

    Medical Requirements; Under Illinois’s medical marijuana law, patients may be recommended marijuana for the following conditions: Cancer, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, ALS, Muscular Dystrophy, Crohn’s Disease, Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pancreatitis, A spinal cord injury or disease, Traumatic brain injury.

    How to Apply For a Medical Marijuana Card in Illinois: In Illinois, you must get written documentation from a doctor that indicates that you have a condition which may benefit from the use of medical marijuana. This documentation needs to be submitted to the Illinois Department of Health for review. Renewal Requirements For Medical Marijuana Patients in Connecticut: Patients in the state of Illinois must annually renew medical marijuana recommendations, and then resubmit paperwork to get a patient card.   >>   Visit - http://www.marijuanapatientcard.com/states/illinois-medical-marijuana/.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients, CareGivers, Business, Organizations; How To Get A Cannabis Card and more MedicalMarijuana.com > (BIZ) For Patients | How To Get A Cannabis Card; Finding A Medical Marijuana Doctor; Getting a Medical Marijuana Evaluation; Medical Marijuana Treatments; Get Connected With Other Patients; The Cannabis Recipe Zone; Medical Marijuana Dispensary; Find a Marijuana Lawyer

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    For Advocates | Become A Medical Cannabis Advocate; Federal Medical Marijuana Laws; State Medical Marijuana Laws; Our Lobbyists - Marijuana Policy Project; Find A Local NORML Chapter; Medical Marijuana Social Network, Activism, Research ... How to Reach Us > 12 WEST RD, McHenry, IL 978.592-0553 - or   >>   Visit - http://medicalmarijuana.com/medical-marijuana-directory/listingDetails.cfm?lisID=2073.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients; Marijuana Patient Card information MarijuanaPatientCard.com > Marijuana Patient Card | (BIZ) Similarly to our marijuana laws by state page, we’ve tried to think of the type of information you’d need to get a medical marijuana card. You can always use the form on the right to schedule an appointment with a marijuana-licensed doctor, but in case you’d like to view the practitioners in your area we’ve put together a helpful map for you. States colored in green are the ones that have doctors who are licensed to give medical marijuana recommendations. Click your state of residence and you’ll leave Marijuana Patient Card and go to a directory of doctors in the area. While this can give you information on individual doctors, if you’d rather skip that step and just have a doctor contact you, click here to fill out a form. MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATES, MARIJUANA DOCTORS, RESOURCES ...   >>   Visit - http://www.marijuanapatientcard.com/marijuana-doctors/.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients, Business, Organizations; Medical Marijuana Caregiver information Marijuana-CareGiver.com > Medical Marijuana Caregiver - Illinois | (ORG) SUMMARY: After almost ten years of work by the Marijuana Policy Project and Illinois State legislators, on August 1, 2013, Governor Pat Quinn signed HB 1 into law, which enables Illinois doctors to recommend the use of cannabis to patients who suffer from symptoms of various qualifying medical conditions. The new law is entitled the “Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act” and it’s called a “Pilot Program Act” because it will cease to exist in four years unless the Illinois State Legislature renews the program or enacts a new state law regarding the use of medical marijuana. Under the new law, Illinois patients under a physician’s care for one or more of over thirty qualified medical conditions, will be able to register with the State’s Department of Public Health, which will provide them with written certification of their legal status as a medical marijuana patient. Illinois Marijuana Caregiver List Illinois Marijuana Patient Forum   >>   Visit - http://www.marijuana-caregiver.com/Illinois.htm.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients; Doctors www.MarijuanaDoctors.com > Illinois Medical Marijuana Doctors | (BIZ) Find and compare Illinois medical marijuana doctors and marijuana clinics, and get a medical marijuana prescription in Illinois MarijuanaDoctors.com was founded as the trusted gateway for patients searching for medical marijuana treatment in legal medical marijuana states. We provide patients visibility and transparency in selecting a doctor and setting an appointment for a medical marijuana evaluation including detailed profile information, scheduling information, and ratings and reviews. We understand the uncertainty associated with the process and that medical marijuana is often the only effective treatment for many ailments for which traditional medicine provides little relief or is accompanied by uncomfortable and dangerous side effects.   >>   Visit - https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/IL.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients; Illinois Medical Marijuana Information > IL Marijuana Doctors > List | (ORG) Find Illinois medical marijuana doctors. All medical marijuana doctor offices in Illinois. Illinois Medical Marijuana Information. IL Marijuana News and Info. IL Dispensaries. IL Marijuana Doctors. IL Marijuana News. IL Marijuana Attorneys. Product Reviews. Illinois Marijuana Laws, Dispensaries, MMJ Businesses, News, Vaporizors, Product Reviews,   >>   Visit - ilmmj.com/doctors.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients; Marijuana Doctors Illinois | (BIZ) Illinois Medical Marijuana Doctors Now Open. Get Your Illinois Medical Marijuana Card Today! Only Pay If Approved, No Hidden Fees Period! Illinois Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Doctors; Marijuana Legalization, Types of Weed, Illinois Medical News ...   >>   Visit - www.marijuanadoctorsillinois.com.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients; Forum 420 Magazine > Forum > MEDICAL MARIJUANA > Medical Marijuana Doctors >> Illinois | I have heard it is true, i know it is possible. everyone is talking about it. i know i would qualify. Where and how do i get medical marijuana prescription? >>   Visit - www.420magazine.com/forums/medical-marijuana-doctors/136509-illinois-medical-marijuana-doctor.html.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients; Find a Doctor Leafly.com > Find a Doctor | (ORG) If you live in a state with medical marijuana laws, the first step in becoming a valid patient is to get your doctor recommendation or authorization. Find out if medical marijuana is right for your condition. Find Nearby Explore Strains News & Culture Deals Leafly List   >>   Visit - https://www.leafly.com/doctors.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients, Business; Illinois Living > List of Illinois Licensed Medical Cannabis Dispensaries | (INF) About Legal Medical Marijuana in the Chicago Area and Illinois, Top 5 Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Joints, Chicago Marijuana News, Illinois MMJ News, Il Dispensaries, Il MMJ/CBD Dr Clinics, Contact Us, Daze Off Discounts, IL Cannabis Community, Joliet Marijuana Dr Clinics ...   >>   Visit - http://ilcbd.com/joliet-il-marijuana-cannabis-mmj-cbd-dr-clinics/.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients; Medical Marijuana Clinics AmericanMMJclinic.com > Illinois | (BIZ) Medical Marijuana Clinics in Gurnee: Learn more about the benefits of medical marijuana with information from American Medical Marijuana Clinics in Gurnee, Illinois. We offer a wealth of information about the conditions we may be able to treat with medical marijuana in Illinois. In addition, our physicians provide rheumatology diagnosis and treatment for a range of ailments and conditions. Information for New Patients: If your insurance company requires you to have an insurance referral to see a specialist, it is your responsibility to get this from your primary care doctor. If we do not have a referral at the time of your appointment, we are not able to see you at our Medical Marijuana Clinics in Gurnee. We will reschedule your appointment. Failure to understand your insurance plan may result in out-of-pocket costs you have not anticipated.

    We will be requesting your medical records from your primary physician. You also may have your reports and or referral faxed to our office. Our fax number is (414) 435-0026. About Us, Our Services, Patient Information, News & Views ...   >>   Visit - http://www.americanmmjclinic.com/.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients; Medical Cannabis Dispensary MIDWEST COMPASSION CENTER (MCC) | (BIZ) Illinois Medical Cannabis Dispensary, Safe Access to Medical Cannabis; Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff offers relief to those qualifying patients suffering from cancer, AIDs, ALS, glaucoma, epilepsy and many other debilitating conditions. Through our dosage and product guidance, we’re helping patients achieve a better quality of life each and every day.   >>   Visit - http://www.midwestcompassion.org/.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients; Compassionate Care Centers Medical Dispensaries Compassionate Care Centers (3C) | (BIZ) Patient Info, MMJ Education, Patient Application Information, Top Ten Tips For Completing Patient Applications, FAQs, News, Locations ... The principals and owners of 3C Compassionate Care Centers Medical Dispensaries come from diverse business backgrounds united in the common cause of funding research and cures for SCI and other neurological conditions such as MS and ALS. Joliet is Now Open | We are excited to announce that as of Monday, December 6th our Joliet dispensary is officially open to patients with a valid Illinois Medical Marijuana Card.   >>   Visit - http://www.3cdispensary.com/.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients; Find Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Illinois with Delivery, Doctors, and More MedicalMarijuanaDispensaries.co > Find Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Illinois with Delivery, Doctors, and More | (ORG) Review Information on Legal & Recreational Use, Find Medical Marijuana Cards, Add Illinois Business Listings in Illinois State   >>   Visit - http://www.medicalmarijuanadispensaries.co/listing/illinois/#.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients, Business, Organizations; Directory of Medical Marijuana Cannabusinesses MedicalMarijuana.com > Our Directory of Medical Marijuana Cannabusinesses | (BIZ) Our directory of cannabusinesses includes those that provide supplies to grow your own cannabis, pipes, vaporizers, hemp clothes, schools, consultants and just about any other marijuana related business. michellagomess (5 miles away) Best of medical marijuana and other stuffs below is a list of what we got in stock get the best of Medical marijuana ... EmeraldCityOasis.com (0 miles away) We hope you find the end of your yellow brick road ... Strainlogic (708 miles away) I took my method of labeling all my strains and put them aon clothing   >>   Visit - http://medicalmarijuana.com/medical-marijuana-directory/listingSearch.cfm?typID=6&zip=60202&searchRadius=15.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients, CareGivers, Business, Organizations; local business directory of Cannabis Professionals Marijuana Referral | (BIZ) is local business directory of Cannabis Professionals. Illinois: News Updates, Cannabis Trade Shows and Events, Helpful Resources   >>   Visit - http://marijuanareferral.com/loc/illinois/.

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    Illinois - Resource: for Patients; The Illinois Cannabis Patients Association The Illinois Cannabis Patients Association (ICPA) | (ORG) Medical Cannabis Patient Applications Available | Starting September 2, 2014 medical cannabis patients whose last name starts with the letter A-L in Illinois will be able to apply to the State of Illinois Department of Public Health for the medical cannabis card. Patients with last names that begin with M-Z will be able to apply November and December. In order to provide time for patients and caregivers to prepare all necessary materials, application information for Patients and Caregivers is now available online at mcpp.illinois.gov. Online materials include: Patient Application Form (PDF), Caregiver Application Form (PDF), Physician Certification Form (PDF), Fingerprint Consent Form (PDF) * Illinois Medical Cannabis Town Hall Meeting | Wednesday, August 20th, 10a.m. Northeastern Illinois University, Alumni Hall (North), Student Union Building, 5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625 *   >>   Visit - http://www.illinoiscannabispatients.org/cms/.

    Illinois - Resource, Org; Progressive Citizens United Changing America’s Marijuana Policies (PCUCAMP) PCUCAMP.org | (ORG) is a Pro-Marijuana Super-PAC The Acronym P.C.U.C.A.M.P. stands for Progressive Citizens United Changing America’s Marijuana Policies. Illinois - Resource, Org; Progressive Citizens United Changing We at PCUCAMP.org are a collection of people who hold the progressive views that marijuana . . . (A) Should be available as medicine for those who need it; (B) Should be able to be used for industrial purposes (for both economic and environmental reasons); (C) Should be available for personal use simply because we have the right to make our own choices & THAT NO ONE SHOULD BE IMPRISONED for the simple acts of smoking or possessing this wonderful green plant. * visit - PCUCAMP.org

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients, CareGivers, Business, Organizations; The Illinois Medical Marijuana Network The Illinois Medical Marijuana Network > LinkedIn | (ORG) View The Illinois Medical Marijuana Network’s professional profile on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the world's largest business network, helping professionals like The ... The Illinois Medical Marijuana Network | Connect with us at CBD Crowd Funding, too! Please spread the word about CBDcrowdfunding.com so more patients get help! Location: Greater Chicago Area, Industry: Hospital & Health Care ...   >>   Visit - https://www.linkedin.com/in/the-illinois-medical-marijuana-network-9840797a.

    Illinois - Resource, Org; grow9000 grow9000 aiming to make the world a better place, one medical marijuana patient at a time. | (BIZ) The stage is set for legalized Medical Marijuana in Illinois. Their goal is to provide the highest quality medical marijuana to qualifying patients in the state of Illinois. They pledge to do this in a legal, professional, yet discreet manner. Initially, grow9000 will begin operation as a Medical Cannabis Organization in Chicago, Illinois upon the passage of the "Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act" (Illinois Senate Bill 1381) currently being considered by the Illinois House of Representatives. As laws change to allow for wider consumption, grow9000 will evolve to meet those opportunities. Please contact us if you think you are a potential patient. Email: grow9000@gmail.com - or, visit - http://grow9000.com/

    Illinois - Resource, Org; Illinois NORML Illinois NORML | (ORG) Illinois NORML is a not-for-profit corporation working to reform marijuana laws. Our board of directors and members donate their time and we rely on donations from concerned individuals like yourself. We focus on medical marijuana, the recreational uses of marijuana, and industrial hemp. Features: Press Releases, Membership, Newsletter, Mailing List(s). * Contact info: 1321 N. Milwaukee, PMB #446, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60642 * phone: (847) 341-0591 or visit - www.illinoisnorml.org

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    Illinois - Resource: for Patients, CareGivers, Business, Organizations; Future of Medical Cannabis in Illinois AllTreatment.com > Future of Medical Cannabis in Illinois | (ORG) Despite the new medical marijuana law, Illinois' marijuana penalties remain harsh, and the state has the fifth highest arrest rate for marijuana possession in the nation. A study by the ACLU found that there were nearly 50,000 marijuana possession arrests in Illinois in 2010. State lawmakers have introduced House Bill 4299, which would reduce the penalties of marijuana possession. Currently, the possession of under 30 grams of marijuana is a criminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in prison, up to a $25,000 fine, or both.

    Since medical marijuana in Illinois must be grown in Illinois, in accordance with the new law, an infrastructure must be set up and that could take some time. Without approved growers and sellers, obtaining marijuana for medical purposes currently remains illegal, despite the law going into effect January 1, 2014. Licensed medical marijuana cultivation centers and distribution facilities are expected to begin producing medical marijuana and providing it to patients in late 2014, but patients with qualifying medical conditions will not be protected from arrest until the Department of Public Health has established the patient registry and approved their individual applications to the program. Advocates predict it will be spring 2015 before patients will be allowed to use the drug.   >>   Visit - http://www.alltreatment.com/medical-marijuana-in-illinois.


    Action in Illinois

    ACTION; Get involved in the movement for safe and legal access to medical cannabis today. Our power comes from our collective action. Whether it's calling Congress, attending rallies, organizing a local activity or chapter, signing an online petition, or supporting federal defendants, take action today!   There are a number of medical cannabis (marijuana) bills in play in states across the US.   Here we network on Ways and Means anyone can help with the effort to make each a medical marijuana state. We need to get the word out and people contacting reps and officials and get this legislation into law. Also, lets not forget efforts at the Federal level.

    South Dakota - Action, Medical Marijuana Patients NETWORK and Spread The Word, both On-Line and Off (!)   ON-LINE, You can tell everybody in cyber-space by e-mailing a link to this website to them and/or (OFF-LINE> printing off the info and handing out where possible / necessary. Also phone call and read off and/or visit and hand deliver the info. You can take literature with you and approach businesses, organizations and even people on the street while you're out and about. Wear your pot-leaf shirt and register voters, as feasible. Gather signatures for any related petitions that are happening at the time as well.

    This is a chain e-mail you can't refuse. Unlike most, this will actually help you - and a whole buncha others - just by passing it on. Cannabis consumer or not - from the folks just trying to take care of themselves or a loved one to those who simply see the expensive, immoral waste of making war on the sick and dying - everyone is affected by this issue.

    To accomplish this you need to first click on the following links and send a message to all the reps and media you can on the issue. Then get everybody else to do the same. And follow up.

    To do this you need to tell everybody you know. And can confide in. Then/or anonymously tell everybody you don't know - or can't confide in. Yet.

    Tell everybody else by Letters-to-the-Editor, displaying signage at street corners and over-passes (wear trenchcoat, fedora and sunglasses if afraid of exposure), and/or anonymously leaving literature and posting on-line at places where people are likely to find it. Coffeeshops are good places to leave printed material and you can go to the websites of the local newspapers to post items as well. More ideas and supporting tools via the links below.

    Inform, Educate, Activate

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; INFORM and EDUCATE INFORM and EDUCATE. Distribute medical marijuana brochures and other literature to your friends, family, local leaders and elected officials in an effort to educate the public and garner support. Educate your community by Printing, posting and handing out Flyers and other Printables in a mall, coffee shop, laundromat, college campus, lamp post, telephone poll, business window (ask first), hospital, or anywhere people will see them. Contact these groups for some. If you or your Organization is doing the same, please Post It or give us Feed Back.

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Inform, Educate and Active with NORML information. NORML / A Page Just For You / Medical Marijuana Patients | This section is to help you locate the information you need to become fully informed regarding medical marijuana -- as well as play an important role in changing America’s misguided marijuana laws. Printable materials and more ... visit: http://norml.org/component/zoo/item/medical-marijuana-patients

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Print and post Medical and Scientific Information about Cannabis (marijuana). Medical and Scientific Information about Cannabis (marijuana); Flyers and Printables by ASA | Educate your community. Print and post these flyers anywhere people will see them. ... visit: http://americansforsafeaccess.org/section.php?id=125

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; print and hand out medical marijuana brochures to your friends, family, local leaders and elected officials. You can also print and hand out MPP's medical marijuana brochures to your friends, family, local leaders and elected officials in an effort to educate the public and garner support.

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; OUTREACH and Gather TESTIMONY OUTREACH and Gather TESTIMONY. Ask your doctor, clergy member, local leader, or organization you are a member of to sign a statement of principle. One way to get that done is to download MPPs medical marijuana statement of principle, print it out, and ask your doctor or other individual to sign it the next time you have the opportunity. Then send it to MPP at P.O. Box 77492, Washington, D.C. 20013.

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; TESTIFY And TESTIFY. If you are a patient or caregiver that could benefit from such a law and would like to help advance legislation by sharing your story with others. Call in to radio, TV and other media; write LTEs and contact you legislators. These groups are helping with this activity:

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Contact Your Elected Representatives NORML | Contact Your Elected Representatives And Urge Them to 'Stop Arresting Marijuana Smokers', visit - http://norml.org/component/zoo/item/contact-officials-2

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Take action online to make your voice heard! ASA Online Action Center | Take action online to make your voice heard! Identify your representative and send a free message using our online action center. When your elected officials hear from you – and often – they are more likely to support our calls for safe and legal access to medical cannabis! http://www.safeaccessnow.org/section.php?id=69

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Meet with Your Elected Official Meet with Your Elected Official | Meeting with our elected officials is very simple and very important. As citizens, they are here to serve us. Start building a relationship with your elected officials using this brief overview to help you get started. http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=5681

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Get involved in the movement for safe and legal access to medical cannabis today. Take Action! | Get involved in the movement for safe and legal access to medical cannabis today. Our power comes from our collective action. Whether it's calling Congress, attending rallies, organizing a local ASA chapter, signing an online petition, or supporting federal defendants, take action today! http://americansforsafeaccess.org/section.php?id=137

    If you or your Organization is doing anything similar, please Post It or give us Feed Back.

    GOTV - Resources, Action Just GOTV (Get Out The Vote). Register Voters, Publicize current legislation (and what folks can do in support!) -or- how "they" voted in the last effort. Gather signatures for any and all cannabis law reform initiatives while Informing and Educating the public. Not one going in your state? Start one yourself!

    More Legislative Tips and Tools > here < and we're sure you'll come up with more.

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Write a letter to the editor in support of medical marijuana or cannabis law reform in general LETTER The EDITOR (LTE). Write a letter to the editor in support of medical marijuana or cannabis law reform in general. Writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper can be a great way to foster discussion about marijuana policy reform.

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; MAPinc Tips, Tools and Tricks for Letter to the Editor Writing Resources, Media Contact
Resources and more. MAPinc Tips, Tools and Tricks ... for Old Dogs and New! | Letter to the Editor Writing Resources, Media Contact Resources; How To Get Drug Policy On the Air in Your Community, How to write a Press Release, Media Contact On Demand!, Drug Policy Writers Group. plus, Additional Resources; Activist Tools, Community Audits and Initiatives Project, MAP Virtual Conference Center (Our Voice/Text Chat Server) and more! ... visit - http://www.mapinc.org/resource/

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Write a Letter to the Editor of your local newspaper How To LTE by ASA | Write a Letter to the Editor of your local newspaper calling for safe access to medical cannabis. You never know who might be reading – a judge, policeman, or elected official! Use ASA's LTE action site to find information for your local paper and submit your LTE online, using talking points we've developed. Visit - http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/182/t/571/letter/?letter_KEY=658

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; BROADCAST and PUBLICIZE BROADCAST and PUBLICIZE. Help get the word out by downloading and sharing MPP's public service announcements with radio stations in your area. If you're a talk radio listener, call in and express support for medical marijuana laws. Even if the subject being discussed isn't explicitly about marijuana, many related issues can be a springboard for urging reform. For example, if the issue is health care, you can point out that treatment decisions are better off being left to patients and physicians than police and prosecutors.

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; ACTIVATE.  Facilitate Meetings and Meet-Ups and more ACTIVATE. Facilitate Meetings and Meet-Ups in order to accomplish all the above as well as Gather Contact Info and Get people involved. These groups have sign-up sheets for e-mail addresses:

    South Dakota - Action, Medical Marijuana Patients ORGANIZE -and- EVENT. Organize an event or action item to attract people in order to further Inform, Educate and Activate. Don't forget to alert the media! Click > here < for Events in this region we're aware of.

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Form or Join an independent group like a Patients Union or Network Form / Join an independent group like a Patients Union or Network | Patients across the country are forming Medical Cannabis Patients' Unions based on their shared diagnosis, needs or region. The Unions are a support network for patients and caregivers to fight for safe access to cannabis as medicine! ASA has info here > Visit - http://americansforsafeaccess.org/section.php?id=137

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; So you want to have a marijuana rally? by NORML So you want to have a marijuana rally? by NORML | For a rally to be truly successful, organizers and participants have the responsibility to ensure that more is achieved than mass euphoria. Find out all you need to know. here > Visit - http://norml.org/join-norml/item/so-you-want-to-have-a-marijuana-rally

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Resources for Organizers by ASA Resources for Organizers by ASA | Everything you need to be an effective activist: handbooks, outreach materials, graphics and more. Visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/section.php?id=116

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Host a FILMFEST FILMFEST. Set up a free screening of the award-winning medical marijuana documentary "Waiting to Inhale" or other film. If you are interested in hosting a screening of "Waiting to Inhale", please contact Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) letting them know.

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Do an Event like HEMPFEST HEMPFEST. Set up a music, art or other -oriented event. Contact the folks at the Seattle Hempfest, they'll be happy to share how they do theirs.

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; VOLUNTEER and AFFILIATE VOLUNTEER and AFFILIATE. For example, ASA chapters and affiliates represent the core of ASA's grassroots activism. If there is no chapter or affiliate in your region, please consider starting one today. It's easy, and ASA staff will guide you through the process. Visit - http://americansforsafeaccess.org/section.php?id=137

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Help Spread The Good Word About NORML's Important Work Help Spread The Good Word About NORML's Important Work by: - Printing and Distributing NORML-related info; Visit - http://norml.org/join-norml/item/print-and-distribute

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Join and Support Your Local NORML Chapter 2.) Join and Support Your Local NORML Chapter; Visit - http://norml.org/chapters?layout=category&map=all

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Start Your Own NORML Chapter 2a.) Start Your Own NORML Chapter - Visit - http://norml.org/about/how-to-form-a-norml-chapter

    DIRECT ACTION and ACTS Of CIVIL DIS-OBEDIENCE

    Protest, Rally and Demonstrate See above.

    Court and Prison Support

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Write to Medical Cannabis Prisoners Write to Medical Cannabis Prisoners | Show solidarity and support for incarcerated medical cannabis patients and providers by writing to people on our list of medical cannabis prisoners. Visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=624

    Regional - Resources, Action More Legal Resources here, and Legislative and Action Tips and Tools > here < and we're sure you'll come up with more. If you or your Organization has any action items or ideas - for this region or in general, please Post It or give us Feed Back.

    Illinois - Resources, Meetings and Meet-Ups Meetings and Meet-Ups > Medical Cannabis Meetup Groups - Medical Cannabis Meetups around the world | Find a Medical Cannabis Meetup Group near you ... grouped by City and Country ... find the ones with the most people interested in Medical Cannabis Meetups in Illinois ... international, national, provincial, municipal levels   >>   Visit - http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/il/.


    Illinois - Resource, Contacts; local The Underground - WeBeHigh.org: Worldwide Marijuana Travel Guide, Marijuana Prices, Spots & Legalization Status | Currently covering 1134 cities. New cities and cities updates every day! Hi there, and welcome to WEBEHIGH.org, the worldwide Marijuana travel and information guide. Go ahead and check out our latest city updates, reports and other cool info on your favorite cities!! We are currently developing a more in-depth MEDICINAL marijuana section to the site, so if you have any suggestions, ideas, or contributions for this section feel free to email us. * Illinois: Aurora, Bloomington, Bolingbroo, Byron, Carol Stream, Chicago, Coal City, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Elk grove Village, Elmhurst, Evanston, Galesburg, Glenview, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Naperville, Northbrook, Ottawa, Park Ridge, Peoria, Quincy, River Forest, Rockford, Schaumburg, Skokie, Urbana, Vernon Hills * Visit - WeBeHigh.org

      Illinois - Resource, Contacts; local Chicago | Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 2.5 --- Legislation:As of Aug 4th 2012 police can issue tickets of 250-500 dollars for 15 grams or less marijuana. Law Enforcement: Possession of 2.5 grams or less is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,500. Possession of greater than 2.5 grams is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,500. Possession of greater than 10 grams is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. All possession of greater than 30 grams is considered a felony. Possession of greater than 30 grams is punishable by 1 – 3 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. A local reporter noted that, from personal experience, you can easily “spend a night in central lockup on State Street for half a gram…” Just pretty much depends on the neighborhood your in, If your not in like a really rich stuck up area, your pretty much ok. If they catch they might just have you dump what’s left. Where to Buy Marijuana in Chicago: Marijuana use is widely accepted throughout Chicago, IL, so that asking a friendly person on the street is quite safe. Marijuana is also the most readily available drug in Illinois.

      More Information: more information: Keep in mind that Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, meaning the level of tolerance and availability is rather uneven. More tolerant neighborhoods include Rogers Park (old skool hippie flavor with a lot of African, Caribbean, and South Asian immigrants), Wicker Park (heavy on hip nightlife, artists, musicians, activists), Hyde Park (intellectuals and jazz fans). I’ve either witnessed on multiple occasions or actually toked up myself outside in each of those neighborhoods, doing the casual in-the-park or walking-down-the-alley thing. On the other hand, there are also neighborhoods that are less than friendly toward heads. These might be Bridgeport and the northwest neighborhoods like Jefferson Park, where a lot of the hard-drinking city cops and firemen live. To a visitor, I’d say that the safest bets (safest from law enforcement, that is) for scores would be in the dj clubs in Wicker Park, North Halsted, or Rogers Park. Just look for the guy who isn’t i n club wear and isn’t dancing–he’s there for a reason. The so-called open air drug markets on parts of the West and South Sides are always hot with cops and, increasingly, surreveillance cams, so you’d do well to avoid those places. Best thing to do is to cultivate a few contacts before coming…friend of a friend kind of thing, getting a few references set up, in which case good quality stuff is easily had. > Visit >> http://webehigh.org/chicago-il-illinois/

      Illinois - Resource, Contacts; local Peoria | Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3 --- Legislation: No medical laws yet, dont grow more than 3 plants or keep more than an ounce or its a felony. Possession of 2.5 grams or less is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,500. Possession of greater than 2.5 grams is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,500. Possession of greater than 10 grams is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. All possession of greater than 30 grams is considered a felony. Possession of greater than 30 grams is punishable by 1 – 3 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. Law Enforcement: These guys will almost smoke it with you. Where to Buy Marijuana in Peoria: Anywhere on Adams street but watchout for the street girls as the place is littered with 2 dollar wh***s. Anywhere near or at Harrision Homes or Bradley Univ is great. Bradley is fairly safe but if you go to Harrison Homes, pack some heat….. Peoria Marijuana Prices: Leaf commerical is 3-4 dollars a gram Middle grade is about 6-7 dollars a gram Primo Sinsemilla about 15 a gram Brands: Purple power and afghani are common with sinsemilla but any middle or commercial crap is a guess. > Visit >> http://webehigh.org/peoria-illinois/

      The Law, LEGAL Resources  

    Illinois - Cannabis Law, by NORML Illinois (IL) Cannabis Law, by NORML.  State Laws » Illinois Laws & Penalties: Conditional Release, Legalization, Medical Marijuana   ...   Visit - norml.org/laws/item/illinois-penalties.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients; How Do You Get Medical Marijuana? IllinoisLegalAid.org > How Do You Get Medical Marijuana? | (ORG) The following question was submitted to John Roska, an attorney/writer whose weekly newspaper column, "Q&A: The Law," runs in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Illinois Edition) and the Champaign News Gazette. This column provides general information, and cannot be relied upon as legal advice. Question: How will the new medical marijuana law work? Who qualifies to get it? When will it actually start operating?

    Answer: The law went into effect January 1. But that just starts the clock on the 4 months that the Illinois Department of Public Health has to issue the regulations that will detail how the law will actually work. As a “cardholder,” you can buy the legally designated “adequate supply” of 2.5 ounces of marijuana every 2 weeks. Web sources suggest that’s 5 to 10 joints a day, depending on whether they’re half- or full-gram. If your doctor says that’s not enough, you can get more. But, you can’t possess more than 2.5 ounces at a time, so you can’t accumulate a stash.

    Cardholders must buy from a “dispensing organization.” The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation will register 60 official dispensaries. Each will set its own prices, and collect the 1% sales tax that applies to food and drugs. (Colorado collected almost $6 million from medical marijuana sales taxes in FY 2012.) Dispensaries must buy from official cultivation centers. The Department of Agriculture will register 22—one per State Police District. Cultivation centers will collect a 7% excise tax on sales to dispensaries. Employers can’t refuse to hire cardholding patients, and landlords can’t refuse to rent to them. Employers and landlords don’t, however, have to let patients use marijuana on the job or in their apartment. The law is a “pilot program.” If it’s not extended, it will expire automatically on January 1, 2018.   >>   Visit - http://www.illinoislegalaid.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.dsp_Content&contentID=8968.

    Illinois - Legal Resources Illinois (IL) MJ LEGAL Resources, by NORML.  NORML Legal Committee members, and more for Illinois, by NORML - the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.   ...   Visit - http://lawyers.norml.org/illinois.

    Also, here are some national / international Resources -

    Illinois - The Laws concerning marijuana The Laws concerning marijuana in Illinois.  By NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Visit: http://norml.org/laws/il for more.

    Illinois - The Laws concerning marijuana LegalJoint: Illinois Marijuana Law. A general overview of marijuana law in the state of Illinois including legal implications for anyone cultivating, using, selling or in possession of marijuana or paraphernalia. ... New! Medical Marijuana Brief Bank ... Visit: http://www.legaljoint.net/state_info/US_content.asp

    Places that have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States Places that have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Multiple places have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States; however, cannabis is illegal under federal law. Gonzales v. Raich (2005) held in a 6-3 decision that the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution allowed the federal government to ban the use of cannabis, including medical use even if local laws allow it. Most places that have decriminalized cannabis have civil fines, drug education, or drug treatment in place of incarceration and/or criminal charges for possession of small amounts of cannabis, or have made various cannabis offenses the lowest priority for law enforcement. Contents: Map, List of States, References, External links ... Visit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Places_that_have_decriminalized_non-medical_cannabis_in_the_United_States

    The Law - U.S. Marijuana Laws, Medical Marijuana Facts, Cannabis, Hemp U.S. Marijuana Laws, Medical Marijuana Facts, Cannabis, Hemp | Provides U.S. Marijuana Laws, Facts About Marijuana, Marijuana Drug Testing, Drug Detection Times, Medical Marijuana, and Information About Your Rights ... North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon... visit - www.usmarijuanalaws.com

      LEGISLATION, Action Items and related Resources  

    Resources, Organizations - NORML Congressional Scorecard NORML - the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws | updated and revised Congressional Scorecard. The Scorecard is an all-encompassing database that assigns a letter grade 'A' through 'F' to members of Congress based on their marijuana-related comments and voting records. Be sure to vote and #TakeAction on election day in support of marijuana-friendly candidates and marijuana law reform! >> visit: norml.org/congressional-scorecard/illinois

    Illinois- Medical Marijuana Patients Drug Policy Alliance: Reform in Illinois | State legislatures are traditionally at the forefront of policy change, serving as "laboratories" for new ideas and solutions. Drug policy reform is no exception: on issues of drug sentencing, medical marijuana, overdose prevention, and expansion of effective drug treatment services, many states are working for better ways to reduce the harms associated both with drugs and current drug policies. ... visit: http://www.drugpolicy.org/statebystate/illinois/

    Oklahoma - Medical Marijuana Patients NORML / A Page Just For You / Medical Marijuana Patients | This section is to help you locate the information you need to become fully informed regarding medical marijuana -- as well as play an important role in changing America’s misguided marijuana laws. Select One, All States and Canada, Mexico, Europe, Other ... visit: http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4482

    USA - Medical Marijuana Patients DrugInfo - Medical Cannabis: USA > In Search of a Viable Distribution System for Oklahoma's Medical Marijuana Program ... Medicinal Cannabis: USA Federal: Legislation, Court Decisions and Commentaries States: Legislation and Programs. Click here for more.

    Businesses and other Commercial Resources Others? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. You can also check the Events and News sections to see if there are any Items posted there. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

      National and International ORGz Section 

    Illinois - Resource, Org; Americans For Safe Access (ASA) ASA - Americans For Safe Access: Illinois > Medical cannabis (medical marijuana) Advocacy resources in Illinois >> Legal Info | Find resources on your state and federal law, how to become a patient, case law, regulations, and what to do when facing state or federal charges. Does your state need help with legislation? | If your state needs to pass new medical cannabis laws or change old ones, check out our Policy Shop to get started. Start a Chapter, Action Group, or Affiliate | No ASA resources in your area? Learn how to start your own Chapter or Action Group, or how to become an Affiliate. visit - www.safeaccessnow.org/illinois_advocacy

    Resources, Organizations - NORML Medical Use by State NORML - the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws | Medical Use by State. All States and Canada Mexico Europe Other ... See Map >> norml.org/marijuana/medical and more.

    Resources, Organizations - ASA Medical Use ASA - Americans For Safe Access: Medical and Scientific Information about Cannabis (marijuana) >> Resources for Patients | Discover how to talk to your doctor about medical cannabis, how to become a state-authorized patient, basic science and legal rights for patients, how to safely use medical cannabis, and how to get involved with medical cannabis advocacy. Resources for Medical Professionals & Researchers | The medicinal properties of cannabis are varied given the multiplicity of physiological roles of the endocannabinoid system, a ubiquitous molecular signaling system at which compounds in cannabis have robust receptor-based actions. Here is information regarding medical marijuana practice policies and procedures in your locality, as well as scientific and practice ethics information. >> www.safeaccessnow.org/medical

    Resources, Organizations - Patients Out of Time, a patient advocacy organization Patients Out of Time is a patient advocacy organization with a universal constituency. They support the rights of patients to have a legal and safe access to the therapeutic use of cannabis. The mission of their organization, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, is the education of health care professionals and the public about the therapeutic use of cannabis. Their leadership is composed of medical and nursing professionals with expertise in the clinical applications of cannabis and five of the seven patients (two wish to remain anonymous) who receive their medical cannabis from the US government. Patients Out of Time is the only national non-profit in the United States that focuses only on therapeutic cannabis issues. Visit - www.medicalcannabis.com

    Resources, Organizations - Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). Join the Marijuana Policy Project! State officials confirm Supreme Court decision does not impact state medical marijuana laws. Medical Marijuana Briefing Paper - 2005. Until 1937, marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.) was legal in the United States ... Hawaii enacted a medical marijuana law via its state legislature in 2000 and ... Visit: www.mpp.org/medicine.html

    Resources, Organizations - DrugSense: Drug Law Reform DrugSense: Drug Law Reform ... of Justice Statistics, State Court Organization, 1998 (Washington, DC ... Cannabis in Medical Practice: A Legal, Historical and Pharmacological... Visit: www.drugsense.org

    Resources, Organizations - Americans For Safe Access (ASA) American Medical Marijuana Association ... Medical Marijuana Farmacy | West Virginia. State registration program, Dept of Health and Social Services 907-465-5423. Colorado. State registration program (303) 692-2184 medical.marijuana ... visit: http://americanmarijuana.org/

    Resources, Organizations - Cannabis Freedom Activist Network Cannabis Freedom Activist Network | Cannabis Freedom Activist Network's Guide To Cannabis Research is a service of Freedom Activist Network. Browse http://FreedomActivist.Net/index.html to view the complete guide to Freedom Activist Network.

    Resources, Organizations - LegalJoint: Medical and Other Marijuana Links LegalJoint: Medical and Other Marijuana Links. A selection links to HIGH quality canabis web sites, related to medical or recreational mmj use. of Columbia FEDERAL Florida West Virginia Guam West Virginia Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky West Virginia ... Willie Wortel Workshop. West Virginia Medical Marijuana Institute and Cannabis Club ... visit: http://www.legaljoint.net/bust.asp

    Resources, Organizations - OCBC Links Page OCBC's Links Page. Organizations Supporting Medical-cannabis Reform. Americans for Safe Access(ASA) coordinates "...a nation-wide day of action to push back DEA attempts to re-criminalize medical cannabis! ... Washington Citizens for Medical Rights, sponsored a successful medical cannabis ballot measure in November 1998. "As a result, this Initiative is now State ... Visit: www.rxcbc.org/links.html

    Resources, Organizations - Excellent medical info on cannabis Excellent medical info on cannabis, Washington State's I-692 Medical Marijuana Law ... Greencross. Washington State based buyer's cooperative based in Seattle. Trailblazer in state ... Visit: www.seattlehempfest.com/links.php < for more.

    Resources, Organizations - Marijuana links Marijuana links. Popular Searches: Medical Marijuana Links. Marijuana Research Links. ... about marijuana, The Washington State Medical Marijuana Act CHAPTER 69.51A RCW This is ... an activist for medical marijuana. Chronic Cannabis Use A report on ... Click > here < for more.

    Resources, Organizations - Open Directory - Society: Issues: Health: Drugs: Illegal: Pro-Legalization: Marijuana: Medical Purposes Open Directory - Society: Issues: Health: Drugs: Illegal: Pro-Legalization: Marijuana: Medical Purposes ... to providing medical cannabis to those in need. Initiative 692 - Medical Marijuana - WCMR of Washington State ... use of medical cannabis in the state of Colorado. Medical Marijuana ... click > here < for more.

    Organizations and other Resources Others? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

      FORUMs Section 

    Illinois - Forums, Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms and other On-line Resources Illinois (IL) - Cannabis.com Forums Message Boards - Medical Marijuana ... | Illinois (IL) - State of Illinois, United States ... Contact Us - Medical Marijuana, California Cannabis, Cannabis Clubs, Co-Op, ... Visit - http://boards.cannabis.com/illinois-il/

    Illinois - Forums, Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms and other On-line Resources Care2 - Why MEDICAL CANNABIS? | ... decided to make an emergency run from Rushville Illinois to Leland Mississippi. ... If you are a FDA Medical Device Manufacturing firm ... visit - http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/466898

    Illinois - Forums, Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms and other On-line Resources Cannabis Culture Forums: Newshawks: Illinois Medical Marijuana Vote (pottv2533) * (02 Mar 2004, 00:00:000 min ) (Audio Only). By Steve Grzanich - WBBM Newsradio 780 - (Chicago) -- Illinois lawmakers take a key vote today on a bill that would legalize marijuana for medical use. The House Healthcare Availability and Access Committee will hear testimony then decide whether to advance the measure to the full General Assembly. Click > here < for more (http://forums.cannabisculture.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/807660/site_id/1#import).

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    Resources - Forums, Ganja Grocer Ganja Grocer | We are your Medical Marijuana Resource Center. Learn How to Become a Legal Medical Marijuana Patient. If you live in a state with Medical Marijuana Laws, Come visit our forums today! Visit - www.ganjagrocer.com < for more.

    Resources  - Forums, Chat Rooms, Message Boards CANNABIS.COM - is based in california and focused on providing the best possible resources for future and current medical marijuana patients, activists, and supporters. MessageBoard Forum. Cannabis FAQs. Image & Picture Gallery. Medical Marijuana. Vaporizer FAQ. Advertising Information ... Visit: www.cannabis.com

    Resources  - Forums, Cannabis Community Coalition Cannabis Community Coalition. Forum for Medical Marijuana & Medicinal Cannabis Patients. ... visit: cannabiscom.blogspot.com < for more.

    Resources - Forums, Compassionate Coalition The Compassionate Coalition's mission: To defend the rights of medical marijuana patients and care providers through education and community participation. A nonprofit grassroots organization that helps build and support local chapters nation-wide, linking them with other medical marijuana reform organizations and resources. Contact Information - Mailing Address: The Compassionate Coalition * 1500 Oliver Road, Ste-K * P.M.B. #248 * Fairfield, CA 94533-3473 * (NOTE: When sending mail to this address, please be sure to write "The Compassionate Coalition" in the address line. Thanks!) * Fax: (916)266-7455 * or Visit: www.compassionatecoalition.org/forum

    Resources - Amsterdam THC Ministry
First Universal Church of Kantheism The Amsterdam THC Ministry, First Universal Church of Kantheism, is based on ancient wisdom, modern science and the enlightening and healing properties of the cannabis sacrament. Their mission includes liberating the sacred cannabis hemp plant and the minds and spirits of those who do and of those who do not revere it. May we all enjoy the rich, abundant, joyful and awakened life that is part of our natural inheritance. Visit: www.thc-ministry.net/forum

    Resources - Ya-Hooka; Health and Medicinal Buyers Clubs Organizations and Compassion Clubs Ya-Hooka; Forum Jump, FAQ, Today's Posts, Links Register, Community ... and more ~ Click www.Yahooka.com for more.

    Resources - Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads Welcome to the Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads. To buy cannabis for medical purposes is legal in some areas. Here you will find hundreds of medical doctors, professional growers, and prescription patients in need who want to buy cannabis legally but can't find each other. Visit: www.cannabisclassifieds.com/cannabiswant.html

      EVENTs, Calendars and related Resources  

    Michigan Event - Global Marijuana March June 15th Springfield Medical Marijuana Rally/Concert/Block Party > Illinois - Resource, Org; Progressive Citizens United Changing On 6/15/13, PCUCAMP will be hosting a Medical Marijuana SUPER-EVENT! * This 13 hour Rally/Concert/Block Party (From 12noon to 1am) on 6/15/13 will be held at Donnie’s Homespun, one of Springfield, Illinois’s Premiere Entertainment Centers. This venue has 2 floors, features an extra wide stage, pro sound & lighting and on June, 15th will be featuring 13 full hours of AWESOME ENTERTAINMENT. * The STAGE SHOW includes “LIVE” BANDS, SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS and a collection of “Marijuana Friendly Comedians” who will entertain as you enjoy a food menu that includes pizza, pita wraps, brick-oven sandwiches, vegetarian options, BBQ and an extensive collection of craft beers, a dance floor and casual open seating. * visit - PCUCAMP.org


    Illinois Event - Global Marijuana March Illinois Event | Global Marijuana Marches - Illinois Event - Global Marijuana March 9 cities from Illinois have signed up one or more years since 1999. * See: Carbondale, Champaign-Urbana, Chicago, DeKalb, Normal, Peoria, Quincy, Rockford, Springfield ...   or Visit - http://cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Illinois.


    Calendars - ASA: Events ASA: Events | 3rd Annual Candlelight Vigil for Medical Cannabis Patients Saturday, April 22nd 2006 8 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania PhillyNORML will host it's 3rd annual ... visit - www.safeaccessnow.org/calendar.php?calid=315

    Events - HempFests HempFests | Street Fairs, Festivals and Farmers Markets - Music, Food and Stuff for Sale or Barter - any opportunity for activists to booth, people to gather and businesses to vend ... like any local versions of the Seattle Hempfest ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

    Events - Marches Marches | Demonstrations, Rallies and similar Action Items any situation where activists are trying to educate or draw attention to - yet another - victim and people are congregating ... like the Million Marijuana Marches ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

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      BIZ, and related Commercial Resources  

    Illinois - Resource: for Business, Workers; Medical Marijuana Institute Medical Marijuana Institute | (BIZ) Entrepreneurs are increasingly getting the jump on new medical marijuana business, launching ancillary businesses almost immediately after measures pass (and sometimes before) in an aggressive bid to establish a customer base, develop a reputation, assist patients and gain a competitive advantage. This is particularly the case in Colorado, Arizona, Massachusetts and Illinois, which offer solid business opportunities.   >>   Visit - http://www.medmarijuanainstitute.com/opportunities/.

    Illinois - Resource: for Patients, CareGivers, Business, Organizations; Marijuana Referrals Marijuana Referral | (BIZ) Attorneys, Doctors, Business Services, Accountants, Insurance, Financial Services, Advertising Companies, Operation Consultants, Events, Marijuana News Updates, Cannabis Professionals ... Select the type of business you are looking for to see a selection of cannabis professionals. What Marijuana Referral does for Your CannaBusiness | Marijuana Referral provides one of the most complete business listings of cannabis professionals. Our directory was built to provide our visitors with the business information so they can contact your business for more information. Locations; To view all the cannabis professionals for a particular state by selecting it below:   >>   Visit - http://marijuanareferral.com/.


    Marijuana Seeds: Cannabis Seeds, Medicinal Use, and more Marijuana Seeds (Horticulture, Cannabis {medical} ) | - The finest quality marijuana seeds available direct from Holland. Our Marijuana seeds ( Cannabis Seeds ) are hand checked so you get the best; We stock the most popular varieties of marijuana seeds e.g. White Widow and Northern Lights; We ship seeds worldwide, discreetly packaged in crush proof envelopes; Seeds are batch tested in Holland & have 90% plus germination rate if germinated correctly; We stock the most awarded marijuana strains such as Cannabis Cup & High Times Cup winners. Almost every variety we stock has won awards! We stock an excellent range of feminized marijuana seeds * to Contact: Visit >> Marijuana-Seeds.nl


    Sensi Seeds: Cannabis Seeds, Medicinal Use, Sensi Merchandise, Hemp and more Sensi Seeds (Horticulture, Cannabis {medical} ) | Sensi Seeds, where you can discover the stories behind many different facets of this legendary seed company, from its beginnings as one man’s passion and a small collection of very special seeds to the impact that the Sensi gene bank has had on medicinal marijuana and the culture of cannabis in the Netherlands and beyond. The locations and more information about Sensi Seeds shops can be found in the Shop Locations section. Medicinal users and anyone interested in the medicinal properties of marijuana will find useful and relevant advice and background information in the Medicinal Cannabis section. Cannabis Seeds, Medicinal Use, Sensi Merchandise, Hemp and more * Contact: Sensi Seeds B.V. - P.O. BOX 10952, 1001 EZ Amsterdam, Netherlands * Tel: +31 (0)20 626 29 88 * Fax: +31 (0)20 428 41 10 * or Visit >> SensiSeeds.com


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    Gorilla Cannabis Seed Bank Gorilla Cannabis Seed Bank | gives you the chance to benefit from its years of experience; living, working and playing in the cannabis seeds jungle. He knows what you want and will fight to the death in order to bring it to your door in a perfectly discreet, freshly sealed package. You will find that nothing is too much trouble for the Gorilla Seed Bank team; be it sourcing new cannabis seeds, keeping you informed of the progress of your order or offering you regular discounts and promotions to make sure you get the best deal anywhere. Go Gorilla Now! > Gorilla Seed Bank, PO Box 456, Weston Super Mare, Somerset, BS22 9WX, United Kingdom -or- Phone: 0208 8720 7323 -or- visit > Gorilla Cannabis Seed Bank on-line.


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    They offer you the biggest list of seeds directly from top Dutch Cannabis breeders. Over 30 cannabis strains. Lots of Cannabis Cup winners like White Widow, Durban Poison and Northern Lights. We provide marijuana seeds for every need: Indoor, Outdoor, feminized, and medical. Discretion and SAFE shopping is guaranteed, SSL Secured. Discrete delivery worldwide! All seed-packages contain 10 seeds, they ship all seeds by Priority mail in plain packaging crush proof sealed envelops with no indication to the contents. | Contact: Postbus 938 . 5600 AX Eindhoven . The Netherlands * or ... Visit: https://www.buydutchseeds.com/


    Businesses and other Commercial Resources Cannabis Worm Tea | Mycorrhizae inoculation is finally becoming mainstream with dedicated growers. Use it once, you'll never grow without it again. When you use CannabisWormTea you get so much more satisfaction. Shop and compare ... Stop wasting money. If you want to purchase just the Pure Endo Mychorrhizae for a one time inoculation ... Good Call ... One inoculation is all you need for the plants entire life cycle. Learn more about Cannabis Worm Tea CannabisWormTea kits have continuous Mycorrhizae fungi feeds as a huge dose is included in every kit and refill. Just add the Liquid Force inoculator to the Worm Tea base. You'll love the results! Other Organic compounds included in the kit are derived from Fish bone meal, alfalfa meal, seaweed extract, kelp meal, feather meal soft rock phosphate, dolomite limes ... a pH adjuster Our Grow formula has a NPK of no More than 12.3.1 Our Bloom formula has a NPK of no More than 4.10.7 CannabisWormTea is highly effective and fast acting! Bottom line is CannabisWormTea is the stuff you want to use on your plants! If you work with alot of plants you can put the worm tea concentrate right on the root base. Then water as usual. Alot less work with this method. Watch what happens... Put one cup in a quart spray, and folier feed four times a week for amazing eye-poppin results. Visit: www.CannabisWormTea.com

    Businesses and other Commercial Resources Others? Are on the Biz Page, and/or - Will be listed here, especially if it's in the Region.   As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

      NEWs and related Resources  

    Illinois - Resource: News, Seven Things You Need to Know About Illinois’s New Medical Marijuana Law Seven Things You Need to Know About Illinois’s New Medical Marijuana Law - By Whet Moser; - Published Sept. 20, 2013 | People with dozens of medical conditions can buy 2.5 ounces every two weeks.

    1. No more than 60 licensed dispensaries.

    2. 22 cultivation sites, one in each state police district.

    3. Dozens of medical conditions eligible (including cancer, MS, and HIV/AIDS), although the Department of Public Health can add ailments as it sees fit. See the full list below.

    4. Patients can buy up to 2.5 ounces every two weeks.

    5. Purchases by patients will be taxed at 1 percent, the same as pharmaceuticals.

    6. Illinois is the 20th state to pass a medical marijuana law. The bill goes into effect January 1, but it could take several months for officials to give dispensaries the go-ahead.

    7. Growers and dispensaries will be taxed at 7 percent. The medical conditions eligible for treatment with medical marijuana, as listed in Illinois House Bill 1: cancer, glaucoma, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia/wasting syndrome, muscular dystrophy, severe fibromyalgia; spinal cord disease, including but not limited to arachnoiditis, Tarlov cysts, hydromyelia, syringomyelia, Rheumatoid arthritis, fibrous dysplasia, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome; Multiple Sclerosis (MS); Arnold-Chiari malformation and Syringomyelia; Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA); Parkinson’s; Tourette’s; Myoclonus; Dystonia; Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type I); Causalgia, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type II); Neurofibromatosis; Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy; Sjogren’s syndrome; Lupus; Interstitial Cystitis; Myasthenia Gravis; Hydrocephalus; nail-patella syndrome; residual limb pain   >>   Visit - http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/September-2013/Seven-Things-You-Need-to-Know-About-Illinoiss-New-Medical-Marijuana-Law/.

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    Illinois, News - Illinois now the 21st state to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana Illinois now the 21st state to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana - Last update: August 5, 2016 | Gov. Bruce Rauner signed SB 2228 on July 29, 2016, removing criminal penalties for those found in possession of 10 grams or less. Law enforcement may no longer arrest or jail a person in possession of that amount, and the infraction does not result in a criminal record. This change vastly improves the previous law by replacing criminal penalties with a fine of between $100 and $200. The DUI law also improved, eliminating the possibility of a conviction based on metabolized forms of THC, unrelated to impairment. The state’s medical cannabis program also saw improvement this year. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed SB 10 into law, extending the medical cannabis pilot program to at least July 2020. The state program will also add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the list of qualifying medical conditions, and streamlines the physician’s role in the qualification process for patients. >>   Visit - http://www.mpp.org/states/illinois/

    Governor extends medical cannabis program | Overall, it has been a positive year in Illinois. Criminal penalties for possession of 10 grams or less just disappeared, and the medical cannabis program is improving! Gov. Bruce Rauner signed SB 10 into law, which extends the medical cannabis pilot program to at least July 2020. The state program will also add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the list of qualifying medical conditions, which many believe will bring relief to thousands in Illinois that were otherwise left behind. The law also changes requirements related to medical marijuana recommendations by physicians, and we hope the new provisions make it easier to work with doctors.

    Meanwhile, the governor has also signed SB 2228. This bill will remove the possibility of arrest, jail, and a harmful criminal record for people in possession of a small amount of marijuana. These changes would vastly improve current law by replacing criminal penalties with a fine of between $100 and $200 for possession of up to 10 grams. The bill also makes improvements to current DUI laws, which today can lead to unimpaired drivers being considered under the influence weeks after consuming cannabis. Overall, it has been a positive year in Illinois. An increasing number of patients are able to participate, the medical cannabis program was extended and expanded, and now criminal penalties are one signature away from disappearing in low-quantity possession cases. >>   Visit - http://www.mpp.org/states/illinois/

    Challenges continue in medical cannabis program | The passage of SB 10 is welcome news to the many patients and supporters who have worked hard to improve the state medical cannabis pilot program. High costs for providers and cultivators, early delays in the program roll-out, and restrictive provisions that suppress patient and doctor participation have made for a difficult time. In addition to extending the program and including PTSD, SB 10 also makes it easier for patients to get support from doctors. While the state program still has its challenges, the bill is a marked improvement. For more information on how to register as a patient, or to see announcements from state program officials, follow this link. >>   Visit - http://www.mpp.org/states/illinois/

    Stay connected, see Pending Legislation | Thank you for supporting the Marijuana Policy Project and all of our allies. Please subscribe to our free legislative alert service to receive updates on marijuana policy reform efforts in Illinois. >>   Visit - http://www.mpp.org/states/illinois/


    Illinois - Marijuana (cannabis) News Feed, by NORML Illinois (IL) MJ News Feed, by NORML.  Latest news and more for Illinois, by NORML - the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.   ... and more.   Visit - http://norml.org/news/us-il.


    Illinois Legislators Approve Medical Marijuana Pilot Program, Govenor Signs into Law

    In the weeds of the state's medical marijuana law | Illinois's new cannabis program will help some ill patients, but its many rules, restrictions, and uncertainties are a real buzz kill. Despite what you may have heard, you're not going to be able to order a magic brownie with your morning coffee anytime soon. It's still not a great idea to fire up a joint at the bus stop during rush hour. And to stay supplied, most of your friends will have to continue to rely on their always available but slightly shady pot dealer.

    In all likelihood, marijuana will be legal in Illinois next year—but only in the most limited way possible. On April 17 the Illinois House voted 61-57 in favor of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, authorizing state officials to set up a system for the cultivation, sale, and use of marijuana for medical purposes. The state senate approved the legislation a month later and sent it to Governor Pat Quinn. He signed the bill on 8/1/13, and the program will get under way on January 1, 2014.   >> Read more <<


    Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Approved by House Committee | House Bill 2332 will allow counties and municipalities to amend their local laws to reduce the penalties for minor marijuana possession offenses of up to 15 grams of marijuana to a fine only misdemeanor. You can read the full text of this proposal   >> here << House Bill 2332 was approved by the House Judiciary Committee in a 9-5 vote. The measure now awaits action from the full House of Representatives. Under present law, the possession of less than 2.5 grams of marijuana is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a jail term of up to 30 days. The possession of between 2.5 - 10 grams of marijuana is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months imprisonment.   >> Act Now! <<


    House Committee Approves Industrial Hemp Bill | Legislation to legalize the licensed cultivation of industrial hemp, House Bill 2668, has been approved by the Illinois House Agriculture and Conservation Committee in a 9-8 vote. The measure now awaits action from the full House. You can read the full text of House Bill 2668   >> here << The United States is the only developed nation that fails to cultivate industrial hemp as an economic crop, according to a 2005 Congressional Resource Service (CRS) report. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa that contains only minute (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Farmers worldwide grow hemp commercially for fiber, seed, and oil for use in a variety of industrial and consumer products, including food and clothing. House Bill 2668 would allow Illinois to authorize a licensed, statewide hemp industry.   >> Act Now! <<


    Illinois - Resource: News, In Medical Marijuana States, 'Pot Doctors' Push Boundaries In Medical Marijuana States, 'Pot Doctors' Push Boundaries - By CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP MEDICAL WRITER - CHICAGO — Nov 28, 2015 | The green-typeface slogan "WE'ED like to be your doctor!" —unmistakably weed-friendly — has attracted hundreds of medical marijuana patients in less than a year to Dr. Bodo Schneider's clinics in southern Illinois and suburban Chicago. In New Jersey, Dr. Anthony Anzalone has a similar following at his three clinics, marketed online with a marijuana leaf logo and a "DrMarijuanaNJ" web address. The two marijuana-friendly doctors in states with similar laws face starkly different treatment by government regulators. When it comes to oversight of boundary-pushing doctors, enforcement practices vary in the 23 states allowing medical cannabis.

    Illinois has taken a tough posture. Schneider, a former emergency room doctor, may get his license revoked in a medical board case getting underway Tuesday. Accused of charging patients for marijuana recommendations without a legitimate doctor-patient relationship, he's the third Illinois physician to face punishment related to medical marijuana in a state where legal sales only started this month. "I understand why they don't want everybody and their uncle opening up a marijuana stand," said Schneider's attorney, Luke Baumstark. "But I think the regulators have gone after a very high percentage of the people who have tried to use this law at all. It's over-aggressive." New Jersey has taken no disciplinary action against Anzalone, a gynecologist, or any other doctor related to medical marijuana since sales started three years ago, according to Jeff Lamm, spokesman for the state's Board of Medical Examiners. "The state's been very good to me," Anzalone said in a phone interview. "We're complying with the law as best we can. ... All I'm doing is the job other doctors don't want to do."

    Indeed, pot doctors fill a void left by physicians unfamiliar with marijuana's health benefits and fearful of endorsing what the federal government regards as a controlled substance, cannabis advocates say. Schneider is a "godsend to patients" in southern Illinois, where two major health care organizations actively prevent their doctors from recommending marijuana, said Dan Linn of the Illinois chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Writing a law to restrict how doctors recommend marijuana is tricky. Lawmakers in Illinois, New Jersey and other states have tried to avoid California's drop-in, instant exams by attempting to define in legislation a legitimate doctor-patient relationship. Laws commonly call for a "bona fide" relationship with a physical exam and review of medical records. New Jersey doctors must register in a publicly viewable database and take courses in addiction medicine and pain management. Even in two more tolerant states — Colorado and California — how governments oversee pot doctors has become an issue.

    In Colorado, where medical marijuana has been legal since 2000, more than 115,000 people hold medical recommendations because they're either too young to buy recreational pot or because they prefer a lower tax rate and higher possession limits. Colorado health authorities have grappled for years with ways to curb suspect pot recommendations. Colorado physicians are barred from working out of dispensaries or having any financial stake in the marijuana business. As in other states, they're required to examine patients in person once a year. The Colorado Medical Board says it has sanctioned at least six physicians since 2009 for violating pot regulations, though details of those cases aren't public. In 2013, one physician received three years' probation after being convicted of making an improper pot recommendation to an undercover police officer. In notoriously permissive California, a "Get Baked Sale" of marijuana food products in June had doctors on hand to provide on-the-spot patient recommendations. The state, which was the first to legalize medical cannabis, has disciplined only eight doctors in 20 years for improper marijuana recommendations.

    California's laid-back approach may change. The state recently enacted legislation to require the Medical Board to crack down on doctors who write recommendations without a proper patient exam or valid medical reason. In Illinois, regulators alerted doctors soon after the medical marijuana law passed in 2013 that one doctor shouldn't set up shop to treat all the eligible medical conditions, which range from glaucoma to HIV and cancer. "The Department will continue to closely scrutinize instances where a physician's practice exists solely to offer medical cannabis certifications," said Terry Horstman, spokesman for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Supporters fear that Illinois' harsh stance discourages mainstream doctors from participating and that this pushes patients into the arms of a few pot doctors who may be unmotivated to follow up on patients' overall health concerns. Said Chris Lindsey of the Marijuana Policy Project, a national group that supports legally regulated marijuana: "Having a few well known clinics in the state that clearly follow the rules can be a valuable resource, both to patients who otherwise have few options, and for doctors who would prefer to make a referral."   >>   Visit - abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/medical-marijuana-states-pot-doctors-push-boundaries-35463619.

    Illinois - Resource: News, Some Illinois Doctors Reluctant To Prescribe Medical Marijuana Some Illinois Doctors Reluctant To Prescribe Medical Marijuana - March 23, 2015 | (CBS) — Some Illinois doctors are reluctant to begin prescribing medical marijuana for patients who qualify. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on why physicians are putting up roadblocks. “I asked my primary care about the medical marijuana card. She said she would not be able to,” 19-year-old Chris Favela says. He’s convinced marijuana will help him cope with the numerous ailments associated with Multiple Sclerosis. He was disappointed when his doctor refused to sign the papers recommending him for the state’s new medical marijuana program.

    “She simply said it wasn’t even possible,” Favela says. “It’s not surprising. We’ve been experiencing this for a long time,” says Victoria Mendicino, who works for Good Intentions. The private company helps patients apply for medical marijuana cards and finds doctors willing to recommend the drug. It’s a tough job. Of the 1,300 patients they’ve seen, Mendicino says 900 have physicians who refuse to make recommendations. “That’s a pretty big percentage of doctors not willing to sign … so it has taken a toll on the program,” she says. Those investing in the program are concerned they won’t make much money. They had expected at least 100,000 patients to be approved for the program, but so far, there are only 1,600.

    Why are doctors reluctant? Mendicino thinks it’s a lack of education about how the program works. But the president of the Illinois State Medical Society cites other issues. “Some doctors are not quite clear of the actual value,” William McDade says. “There may be other treatments that doctors actually prefer instead of medical marijuana.” Dr. McDade says some doctors are also concerned about patients abusing the drug. Good Intentions wants to provide physicians with more information so they feel more comfortable about prescribing medical marijuana.   >>   Visit - http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/03/23/illinois-doctors-appear-reluctant-to-prescribe-medical-marijuana/.

    Illinois - Resource: News, Illinois Medical Marijuana Program Experiencing Delays Illinois Medical Marijuana Program Experiencing Delays - Posted by Johnny Green at 7:26 AM on January 2, 2015 | Illinois has one of the most restrictive medical marijuana programs in the nation. The list of qualifying conditions is short compared to many other states, and even if a patient can qualify, there will be no way to obtain medical marijuana until licensed growers are established and a limited number of dispensaries are in place. To make matters worse, patients are having a very hard time finding a doctor that will approve them as medical marijuana patients. Per WREX: Area doctors say lack of research in the region is making them hesitant to approve marijuana prescriptions. That means many of the epilepsy foundation’s clients won’t be able to start treatment by the start of 2015.

    “They quit calling back because I keep saying we haven’t found anyone yet, we are working on it. But I get calls everyday. So far, I have not found any doctors who will prescribe,” Epilepsy Foundation Director of Client Services, Barbara Vern-Lau said. There are issues on rolling out business licenses for growers and dispensaries too. A goal was in place to have licenses issued by the end of 2014, but that goal deadline passed, and Illinois’ Governor is not providing any explanation for the delays. Per the News Observer: Without explanation, Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration has conceded it missed its end-of-the-year target for deciding which businesses will receive permits to begin the state’s pilot program with medical marijuana. Some observers think the decision could come in a matter of days.

    The lag will force cultivation center owners to break ground during the coldest winter months, and, ultimately, delay harvest of the first cannabis crop. Patients who’ve paid $100 for marijuana registry cards will have to wait, perhaps until summer or beyond, before they can legally use the drug. Some patients say they’ll continue to use pot they’ve obtained on the black market. The issues being experience in Illinois remind me of the issues that faced New Jersey’s medical marijuana program. Leery doctors and a lot of license foot dragging, combined with an already restrictive program, is not good news for patients in Illinois, or those that are trying to get in on the industry side of things in Illinois. I talked to an investor recently that has spend a tremendous amount of time and money trying to obtain a cultivation license in Illinois, and he expressed quite a bit of frustration with the process. I’d imagine delays in announcing licenses can only add to that frustration.   >>   Visit - http://www.theweedblog.com/illinois-medical-marijuana-program-experiencing-delays/.

    Illinois - Resource: News, First medical marijuana clinic opened in Illinois First medical marijuana clinic opened in Illinois - Posted 5:22 pm, August 7, 2013 | Illinois' first medical marijuana clinic has opened in the Chicago area. | The "Good Intentions" clinic, in Wicker Park, is the first to open since Governor Pat Quinn signed a measure allowing medical marijuana use in Illinois. The clinic is owned by Tammy Jacobi, a former registered nurse who runs a similar clinic in Michigan. “We want to establish a relationship between the doctor and the patient, especially those patients that don’t have a primary doctor or have a doctor that is not comfortable with signing the recommendation,” Jacobi says. But that's not all that's going on in the Chicago-area clinic; patients can't actually get medical marijuana there.

    Rock Island County State's Attorney John McGehee says it will take a lot more to open an actual dispensary. “There is a difference between a dispensary and a clinic. A dispensary is going to have to go through the Department Of Financial And Professional Regulations and those rules haven’t even been created yet by the department. The Illinois State Police will have a very important role in terms of who opens them and where dispensaries will be located but the screening process is still up in the air.

    “There are a lot of questions that still remain,” McGehee says. McGehee believes if done correctly, the legalization of medical marijuana could be a benefit to many but unanswered questions cause him concern. “As the chief law enforcement officer in this county, I do have concerns as it relates to who is going to get a license." McGehee adds, “We will be in constant communication with law enforcement as well to make sure that is being done correctly.”   >>   Visit - http://wqad.com/2013/08/07/first-medical-marijuana-opened-in-illinois/.

    In the weeds of the state's medical marijuana law - Illinois's new cannabis program will help some ill patients, but its many rules, restrictions, and uncertainties are a real buzz kill.

    As we await further signs, it might help to know what the law says, what it doesn't, and what that means for patients and potheads alike. Democrats control pretty much everything in Illinois. Why has it taken so long for us to do what so many other places have already done—including very red states like Alaska, Arizona, and Nevada?

    Despite being progressive in many ways, Illinois has been led for generations by politicians of both parties who've dismissed any talk of drug reform as being soft on crime. Representative Lang started working to pass a new medical marijuana bill in 2009, but it wasn't until this spring that he could convince enough of his colleagues to sign on. Even then many legislators voiced concern that more kids would become drug abusers as a result of the law.

    "There's an emotional reaction to cannabis—it's identified with so many things people are afraid of, and once those things get on the books it's hard to change them," says the Reverend Al Sharp, acting executive director of the Community Renewal Society, who lobbied on behalf of Lang's bill. "What's become abundantly clear—it can't be denied—is that cannabis helps a significant number of people who are really hurting. I saw that shift in the last three years."

    So who's going to be allowed to use marijuana now?

    Only people who have a "debilitating medical condition"—but not just any debilitating medical condition. It has to be one of 40 maladies specified in the law, including cancer, glaucoma, HIV or AIDS, MS, Parkinson's, Crohn's, lupus, and traumatic brain injuries. Wait—that list doesn't include athlete's foot. Don't tell me I'm going to have to suffer through with Tinactin alone.

    I'm afraid you'll have to itch it out without medical cannabis. There is a way to add a new debilitating medical condition: you can petition the Illinois Department of Public Health, which then has six months to make a decision. But the law doesn't spell out how—state officials still have to map out many of the standards and regulations. Significantly, chronic or severe pain is not included among the qualifying ailments, though it is in most other states with medical marijuana programs. And it often accounts for the biggest share of participating patients—93 percent of them in Colorado, according to a recent story in the Wall Street Journal. Of course, last fall Colorado voters did away with the headache of screening patients by voting to legalize recreational marijuana use.

    California hasn't gone to full legalization yet, though you wouldn't know that from a trip to Venice Beach. Under state law, doctors there are allowed to write cannabis prescriptions for serious conditions and "any other illness for which marijuana provides relief"—which has come to include constipation, nightmares, and impotence.

    Who exactly is not allowed to use medical marijuana in Illinois?

    Well, for starters, everyone who doesn't have a "debilitating medical condition." But that's not all. Cannabis remains prohibited for everyone younger than 18, regardless of his or her health—a concession made to pick up more political support.

    The law also excludes anyone who's been convicted of a violent crime or felony drug offense—including, potentially, someone going through chemo who was caught with a supply before the new law was in place. That's no good, but let's say I'm a qualifying candidate. How do I get access to marijuana?

    Slow down—the state isn't ready to give you the OK yet. Not by a long shot. First you'll need to document that your condition is real: Your doctor needs to provide "written certification" to the health department detailing your symptoms and arguing that cannabis is likely to help. The doctor will also need to confirm that he or she is actually your doctor and that you've undergone a physical examination. This exam cannot be conducted via telephone, telepathy, e-mail, Gchat, Skype, or any other "remote means." It can't happen at a location where cannabis is sold, or at the home of anyone who works in the cannabis business.

    No problem—I see my dentist every six months. You undoubtedly have a nice smile, but that's not going to help with the medical marijuana program. The physician has to be a doctor of medicine or osteopathy who has a license to prescribe drugs. Dentists are prohibited from prescribing cannabis. So are doctorates in astronomy and Russian lit.

    I thought the Brothers Karamazov went a little long. Still, I'm willing to persevere. What's the next plot point? You're demonstrating the patience of Dmitri Fyodorovich. Next, you have to submit to a background check by the state police. And don't forget your fingerprints—the state will need a set of those as well.

    "There's definitely no privacy here at all," says Julie Falco, a medical cannabis activist who has MS. "This is pretty heavy stuff for patients who are just trying to find some relief." I'm starting to get stressed out just thinking about it.

    Unfortunately for you, stress alone is not a qualifying condition for the program. And that's not the end of the registration process. Patients then need to submit an application to the health department that includes a signed statement asserting that they won't sell or give away medical cannabis.

    If the department approves the application, it will forward the information to the secretary of state to include with your driving record, just in case you're pulled over and police want to check your story about that bag of marijuana. The health department will maintain a registry of cannabis patients that's available to other state agencies and police "on a 24-hour basis" so they can keep track of "the date of sale, amount, and price of medical cannabis purchased by a registered qualifying patient."

    So much for the push for smaller government. After all that, how many people are going to qualify?

    No one is quite sure. Estimates are all based on other states, where the population and laws are different. On the high end, so to speak, is Colorado, where 2 percent of all state residents are medical cannabis patients, according to the Marijuana Policy Project, a research and advocacy organization. But in New Jersey, where rules are far more strict and implementation has been slow, the registration rate is just 0.01 percent. That could mean anywhere from 1,452 to 262,802 registered patients in Illinois. But MPP analysts believe Vermont is a better model, since it has a similar list of qualifying conditions. They predict 10,000 to 16,500 patients will register in Illinois.

    Let's assume I survive the registration process. Can I just go to Walgreens for my marijuana, or do I have to visit the guy down the street growing plants in his basement?

    There will be no green in Walgreens. And the guy down the street won't be able to sell it to you under the law either—unless he gets a license to turn his basement into a "dispensing organization." To acquire medical cannabis, registered patients have to pick one—and only one—dispensary, register their selection with the state, and then go to the site of the dispensary to make a purchase. The dispensary is then required to record the transaction with the state so that all cannabis is tracked.

    I had no idea there were any pot shops in Illinois.

    There aren't—not yet. But under the law, the state will be authorized to issue as many as 60 dispensary licenses to private operators. The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation hasn't set up all the rules yet, but the dispensaries will be required to be "geographically dispersed throughout the State to allow all registered qualifying patients reasonable proximity and access." If a patient realizes her chosen dispensary is too far away, doesn't like the cannabis there, or wants to try another shop for any reason she needs to notify the state.

    Are 60 dispensaries enough for 16,500 clients?

    Advocates disagree. "In rural areas, where a dispensary could be 30 or 40 miles away, that's going to make it difficult to get to," argues Dan Linn, the executive director of the Illinois chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. "People are driving hours now to buy the product illegally," counters Representative Lang. "I don't imagine there will be anyone in Illinois who wants this product who has to drive more than an hour for it."

    Do I have to smoke or ingest my marijuana at the dispensary? I was hoping to catch Sharknado this weekend—am I allowed to take a little medicine with me?

    Registered patients are allowed to carry legally purchased cannabis, as long as they have valid registration cards with them. But use is banned on school property, in cars, and in all other public places "where an individual could reasonably be expected to be observed by others." And the dispensary is out too—patients aren't allowed to use cannabis there either.

    What if I operate a lot of heavy machinery or Apple products for my job—am I still allowed to be a cannabis patient? Or what if my boss administers regular drug tests?

    For starters, as the law reiterates, no one should use dangerous equipment or drive a vehicle while impaired. That said, the law is somewhat muddled in its approach to workplace standards. On the one hand, it bans employers—along with schools and landlords—from discriminating against anyone simply for being a medical marijuana patient.

    On the other, it allows employers to implement drug testing or "zero-tolerance" policies, and to crack down on anyone who violates them. "Even if a patient only uses cannabis at home before they go to bed, they're still going to have it in their blood and would fail a zero-tolerance policy," notes Berlin, the attorney and advocate. "Patients will have to find employers who can tolerate this, and over time employers will have to adjust."How much marijuana can I get?

    Patients will be allowed to purchase 2.5 ounces of "usable cannabis" every two weeks. I have a friend—let's call him "Ganja Jones"—who likes to grow his own. If he's a qualifying patient, can he fill his own prescription under the law?

    Not in Illinois. Fourteen states allow registered patients or their caregivers to grow on their property, with limits ranging from six plants in Alaska and Colorado to 24 in Oregon. But recently passed laws are more restrictive, and that includes the one in Illinois. "When I first took this issue on, a bill had passed the Illinois Senate that had grow-your-own in it," says Lang. "I could not pass that in the House."

    So only the dispensaries are permitted to grow medical marijuana? No—the dispensaries aren't allowed to grow it either.

    Huh. Something tells me that if they're going to dispense cannabis, they need to get it from somewhere. It's true—the law allows for up to 22 cultivation centers, licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

    Why 22? Why not a nice round number like 23, or 52? Illinois has 22 state police districts.

    What does that have to do with cultivating cannabis? Some legislators worried about the marijuana supply growing out of control. To ease their concerns, the law was amended to make it easy for state police to monitor cultivation facilities—so one per police district.

    Will 22 grow centers be able to produce enough cannabis for the entire state? That too is a subject of debate, but based on what's happened in other states, most analysts believe they will. The important thing, they say, is to ensure that those in need of cannabis have plenty of options to choose from. For instance, some don't want marijuana with a high level of THC, the psychoactive chemical.

    "I don't need to be recreationally zoned out on my couch eating Cheetos," says Falco, the MS patient. She wants to be able to "go into a dispensary and find different combinations—this is good for insomnia, this is good for spasticity." What if my friend Ganja wants to go legit—how does somebody get into the dispensary or cultivation business?

    Good question. I hope you've got a lot of time and money. First of all, there are a ton of regulations for sellers and growers. Each "principal agent" and board member has to pass a background check and submit to fingerprinting, and no one can have a past drug offense. The names of all investors and owners in cultivation facilities also have to be provided to the state.

    Plus, all marijuana facilities have to provide detailed security plans and set up systems for tracking every leaf and bud that's produced or sold; for cultivation centers, this includes "all cannabis byproduct, scrap, and harvested cannabis not intended for distribution." The facilities have to be open to random inspection from state officials, including the police. Dispensaries can't be located within 1,000 feet of a school, and cultivation centers have to stay at least 2,500 feet away from schools or residential areas—all but ensuring none will open in the city of Chicago.

    And then there are licensing fees.

    How much are we talking?

    The amounts haven't been determined yet, but the law states that the medical marijuana program has to pay for itself. That means the costs of regulation, oversight, and administration must be covered with fees. That's not unusual—but it amounts to a high price for a license. In Massachusetts, for example, it costs $50,000 a year for a dispensary license.

    So you'll need a lot of money and a clean record to grow and sell legally. More money than you're thinking. "We get calls from people who say, 'I love cannabis plants and I want to get in.' So we say, 'Do you have a million dollars?'" says Adam Bierman, the president of MedMen, a California-based cannabis consulting firm. "A lot of people like to play golf, but that doesn't mean they should build golf courses."

    Bierman estimates that serious entrepreneurs should have access to at least $250,000 in capital to start a dispensary and $1 million for a cultivation center. And it has to be money they have on hand or can raise through friends and investors. Because cannabis is still prohibited under federal law, banks won't lend to growers or sellers, and landlords are often leery of renting space. The security costs are far greater than for traditional retail or agricultural businesses. And there's at least one other qualification: "You have to get somebody who's pretty ballsy," says an owner of a Michigan dispensary.

    That's because the Illinois law expires in four years. Entrepreneurs could pour all kinds of time and money into a cannabis business, only to have the program disappear before they've made their money back. Oh—and that federal law thing. There's always the chance you could be arrested for participating in a drug conspiracy and sentenced to federal prison.

    Surely President Obama wouldn't let that happen in his home state. It's not that clear—and please don't call me Shirley.

    The Illinois law asserts that "states are not required to enforce federal law" and that "compliance with this Act does not put the State of Illinois in violation of federal law." That's cool.

    Yes, but it doesn't necessarily protect medical cannabis users, sellers, and growers. In 2009 the U.S. Justice Department issued a memo that advised U.S. attorneys around the country not to focus resources on individuals "in clear and unambiguous compliance" with state medical marijuana laws.

    Yet a follow-up memo two years later confirmed that the feds would continue to monitor "large-scale, privately-operated industrial marijuana cultivation centers." In the time since, federal authorities have prosecuted the proprietors of some operations in California, Montana, and Michigan. And because the memos aren't written in stone, it's possible that the busts could get worse. "If Rubio defeats Clinton in 2016, we could have a different policy that says we're going to shut down every single cultivation center," says Gabriel Plotkin, an attorney at Miller Shakman & Beem and former federal public defender. "It creates a really risky thicket."

    Yipes. Stay calm. Analysts still believe the risk of federal prosecution in Illinois is minimal for users and for businesses following state law. "This law is targeted, narrow, and restricted—it keeps things pretty small," Plotkin says. "For those who want to take the risk, there's a real opportunity here."

    So there must be a way to make money in medical cannabis. Yes, says the Michigan dispensary owner—"but not without pain."

    He means that it's a difficult venture—but also that it would be a lot easier to bring in a profit if chronic pain were added to the list of qualifying conditions. Currently pain is the leading reason people visit his dispensary in eastern Michigan. All told, it draws 30 to 40 customers daily, and since it's a nonprofit, each one "donates" an average of $100. That adds up to $3,000 to $4,000 a day. Without the business from pain sufferers, the receipts would probably drop by as much as half. It's not clear how much money is to be made in Illinois. But he's preparing to expand here anyway, since he thinks the opportunities will continue to flower. "We really don't see it going backwards, especially when two states have completely legalized and others are on the verge of doing it," he says.

    When will I be able to visit a dispensary?

    Though the program is supposed to start on January 1, it will take months, at a minimum, for the system to get up and running. Some interested businesses say they hope to open their doors a year from now, but in some other states the process has taken much longer—in Arizona, for example, it was two years. I've lived in Illinois for awhile, so I have to ask: what's the government's cut of this?

    The state could certainly use some more cash, but "I don't think we know if this'll be a significant source of revenue," says Representative Lang. Patients will pay a 1 percent tax on the purchase of cannabis, as they would when buying other medications. On the business side, the state will impose a 7 percent tax on cultivation center sales. The proceeds will be used to underwrite the costs of running the medical cannabis program. If any money is left over, it's supposed to be used on crime prevention programs.

    What about the politicians themselves? Are they going to make friends with financial benefits in the cannabis industry? Actually, the law prohibits dispensaries and cultivation centers from giving to political campaigns in Illinois, and politicians are prohibited from accepting them.

    Of course, the Illinois law isn't on the books yet, so no part of it has been challenged in court, but many legal analysts believe the contribution ban is unconstitutional. What's going to stop a dispensary or patient from selling an extra dime bag to a friend?

    It could happen, and probably will, but not as often as the stoners next door would like. Dispensaries and grow centers are required to track every speck of marijuana they handle, and anyone who breaks the law risks having his business shut down, his property seized, and his ass hauled to jail for felony drug trafficking. Doctors who sign off on bogus cannabis prescriptions could also face professional discipline and arrest. More likely is the possibility of leakage from patients who don't use all 2.5 ounces they're allowed every two weeks. Rep Lang isn't sweating it. "There's also leakage of Vicodin and morphine and all kinds of other pharmaceuticals that can actually kill you. I think this worry about marijuana is ridiculous, especially since you and I could go to any high school in the state and buy some."

    I can't help but fret a little bit about the pot dealer in my building. Is this going to put him out of business or drive up his prices? Most experts don't believe the new law will have much of an impact on the black market, especially since the size of the program is expected to be so modest. But if there is some leakage, the marketplace may slowly include more professionally cultivated goods from Illinois and other states. The availability of not just cannabis buds but also products like hash oil, vaporizers, and edibles could increase.

    My conservative Uncle Ron says medical marijuana laws just open the door to legalizing pot for everybody. So when can we expect this in Illinois? Not real soon. It took years to pass this restrictive medical bill.

    Then again, Dan Linn of NORML says some legislators are privately saying it's time for much bolder steps. "It would be surprising to have Illinois not start discussing legalization within four or five years." UPDATE:This story has been amended to reflect the fact that New Hampshire's medical marijuana bill was signed into law on July 23, which would make Illinois the 20th state to create a medical cannabis program.   SOURCE - http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/how-medical-marijuana-will-work-in-illinois/Content?oid=10420732


    Illinois - Resource: News, Group Of Illinois Doctors Backs Medical Marijuana Legislation Group Of Illinois Doctors Backs Medical Marijuana Legislation - April 16, 2013 | CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois lawmakers could vote on legislation to legalize medical marijuana this week, and a group of 250 doctors has urged them to support the measure. WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the physicians have signed on as members of the “Marijuana Policy Project.” Dr. Burak Emin Gezen, of Chicago, was among the doctors who have signed on to support medical marijuana legislation that would establish a pilot program to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes by patients with serious illnesses. “They can be effective for pain. For some patients the … adjuncts that we have currently, opiates, they just don’t work,” she said. Longtime multiple sclerosis patient Julie Falco said marijuana-laced cookies have helped her.

    “I can’t even believe that this is being prevented from helping patients when they’ve lost other options. Who wouldn’t try something illegal if they’ve run out of options of things that they could try?” she said. Falco said she contemplated suicide before learning marijuana could help her with the symptoms of her MS. “I found enormous benefit right off the get-go. It calmed the leg spasticity. It helped with my bladder urgency. I wasn’t racing to the bathroom and wondering if I was going to fall down,” she said. The physicians who have signed on to support medical marijuana said it should be up to doctors – not police or prosecutors – to decide whether marijuana is the right treatment for their patients.   >>   Visit - http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/04/16/group-of-illinois-doctors-backs-medical-marijuana-legislation/.

    Illinois - Resource: News, Physicians Across Illinois Endorse Medical Marijuana Physicians Across Illinois Endorse Medical Marijuana - April 16, 2013 | CHICAGO, IL – At a news conference Tuesday, a group of doctors announced the support of nearly 250 Illinois physicians for allowing patients with serious illnesses to obtain and use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. “For many patients, the treatment can sometimes be worse than the disease,” said Dr. Margaret Millar of Moline, one of the endorsing physicians. “Having seen the devastating, and all-too-often lethal toll that legally prescribed narcotics can take, I support medical marijuana as a safer, milder treatment option that carries no risk of fatal overdose.” The doctors released the following statement: “Licensed medical practitioners should not be punished for recommending the medical use of marijuana to seriously ill people, and seriously ill people should not be subject to criminal sanctions for using marijuana if their medical professionals have told them that such use is likely to be beneficial.”

    The Illinois House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on House Bill 1, which would make Illinois the 19th state to allow patients with certain conditions, such as cancer and multiple sclerosis, to use medical marijuana with recommendations from their physicians. It would also establish a network of state-regulated cultivation centers and dispensaries to provide marijuana to qualified patients. “It should be up to physicians, not police and prosecutors, to decide whether medical marijuana is the right treatment for their patients,” said Dan Riffle, deputy director of government relations for the Marijuana Policy Project. “Seriously ill people who benefit from medical marijuana should be able to obtain it legally and safely. Our laws should promote the doctor-patient relationship, not the dealer-patient relationship.”   >>   Visit - http://www.thedailychronic.net/2013/17175/physicians-across-illinois-endorse-medical-marijuana-proposal/.

    Illinois Becomes 20th State To Sanction Therapeutic Use Of Cannabis

    (8/1/2013) Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn this morning signed legislation (HB 01) into law making Illinois the 20th state to authorize the physician-recommended use of cannabis for qualified patients. (View numerous pictures of today’s bill signing ceremony from Illinois NORML here.) The new law establishes a statewide, four-year pilot program regulating the production, distribution, and possession of medical cannabis. The program creates up to 22 state-licensed cannabis cultivation centers and up to 60 state-licensed dispensaries.

    Qualified patients participating in the program must have a preexisting relationship with their physician prior to receiving a recommendation for cannabis therapy. Patients diagnosed with one of approximately 40 qualifying conditions — including cancer, hepatitis C, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and Crohn’s disease — will be permitted to legally possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis per 14-day period. Under the law, patients must obtain cannabis only from a state-licensed facility. Several members of Illinois NORML participated at the bill signing and have posted numerous pictures from the event on their FB page here:   >> www.facebook.com/IllinoisNORML.   >> Read more <<


    Illinois Governor Signs MMJ Bill, Creating Hundreds of Business Opportunities

    (8/1/2013) Welcome to the medical marijuana club, Illinois. State Gov. Pat Quinn signed a medical cannabis bill into law this afternoon (8/1/13), just days before his deadline to make a decision on the measure.

    "After months of anticipation, we are very glad the governor is taking this important step for Illinoisans," said Chris Lindsey, a legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project, a lobbying group for cannabis reform. "Several state agencies will have four months to adopt regulations that will provide the road map for producers, marijuana-infused product providers and dispensaries. We look forward to watching that process unfold."   >> Read more


    Resources, News - Marijuana (cannabis) News Feed, by NORML NORML News Feed.  Visit - http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=5858

    Resources, News - MarijuanaNews.Com, Freedom has nothing to fear from the truth MarijuanaNews.Com, Freedom has nothing to fear from the truth ... Medical Marijuana Co-operative Writes About Value Of Cannabis For MS Patients. Photo-ID Cards For Washington State Medical ... Visit: www.marijuananews.com/medical_cannabis.htm

    Resources, News - Marijuana (cannabis) News (Medical) Marijuana Info - Information. Candidates running for the House of Representatives to the question: "Should smoked marijuana be a medical option now?" ... 10/28/02. Oklahoma House Race - District 1 ... Visit: www.marijuanainfo.net/house3.htm

    Resources, News - The American Alliance For Medical Cannabis (AAMC) The American Alliance For Medical Cannabis (AAMC) | Dedicated to bringing patients, caregivers and volunteers the facts they need to make informed decisions about whether Cannabis is the right medicine for them, the laws surrounding Medicinal Marijuana in your area, political activism and even handy recipes and guides to growing your own nontoxic medicine. visit: http://www.letfreedomgrow.com/news-t21.htm

    Resources, News - Cannabis Times,  Alternative News Service for Cannabis and Hemp Cannabis Times. Alternative News Service for Cannabis and Hemp ... Montana Woman on Hunger Strike for Medical Cannabis. Visit Robin's Site * E-Mail the ... The science of medical cannabis continued its climb in estimation of medical professionals and ... visit: www.cannabistimes.com

    Resources, News - Common Sense for Drug Policy: Medical Marijuana Facts & News. Common Sense for Drug Policy: Medical Marijuana Facts & News. Tuesday, July 12, 2005. Search using CSDP's own search tool or use. WWW Common Sense. More CSDP News Pages ... card program for medical marijuana patients. The suspension has ... consequences of issuing medical marijuana ID cards that could affect medical marijuana users, their families ... www.csdp.org/news/news/medmar.htm

    Resources, News - cannabisnews.com, by DrugSense cannabisnews.com, by DrugSense | a News feed page. Visit: cannabisnews.com

    Resources, News - Stop the Drug War (DRCNet) Stop the Drug War (DRCNet) is an international organization working for an end to drug prohibition worldwide and for interim policy reform in US drug laws and criminal justice system. visit - stopthedrugwar.org/news

      some HISTORY  

    Illinois, News - Cannabis Culture Forums: Re: NORML: Illinois Nurses Back Medical Cannabis Cannabis Culture Forums: Re: NORML: Illinois Nurses Back Medical Cannabis * While the A.N.A. (nursing.org) website is currently undergoing a remake, I dug up the link to their page on medical marijuana. It still works at this point. See “Position on the practice of cannabis use” and more at: Visit: http://www.cannabisculture.com/forums/showthreaded.php?&Number=1012163

    Illinois, News - Lawmaker Wants Debate ASA : Summary of Medical Marijuana Articles * Medical Marijuana News Summaries. Calendar. Get E-Mail Alerts. Search. Features. 2/11 > ILLINOIS: Lawmaker Wants Debate | The lawmaker who proposed new legislation to protect patients in Illinois has challenged a former White House official who is campaigning against it to debate the issue, but she has refused to face him or answer his questions. Visit: http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=1802

    Illinois, News - YaHooka Forums - Older Americans Overwhelmingly Support Legalizing Medical Pot YaHooka Forums - Older Americans Overwhelmingly Support Legalizing Medical Pot * The Guide to Marijuana on the Internet If we unite as one voice, we will be heard! ... backed the legal use of medical cannabis. The AARP is the ... Illinois Nursing... “Older Americans Overwhelmingly Support Legalizing Medical Pot - AARP Survey Says December 22, 2004 - Washington, DC, USA - Nearly 75 percent of those age 45 and older support the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes, according to a national poll of 1,706 Americans conducted for the AARP. Overall, 72 percent of respondents agreed with the statement, "Adults should be allowed to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if a physician recommends it." Support was highest among respondents who resided in the West (82 percent) and the Northeast (79 percent), regions where several statewide medical marijuana laws have previously been enacted.” Visit: http://www.yahooka.com/forum/showthread.php?t=77085

    Medical Cannabis, History - Letter: Medical Marijuana Informational Guide on Medical Cannabis | If you have ever heard of the song, “Lets Go Get Stoned,” as sung by Ray Charles or Joe Cocker, you know the lyrics were referring to getting high or using cannabis aka marijuana. This mind altering drug goes by other names as well; names such as weed, pot, joint, blunt, hash and mary jane are quite common among users. Cannabis is a plant that contains a chemical called cannabinoids or cannabinolidic acids. Another substance that is found in cannabis is THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, which gives the users that “high” sensation. When speaking of marijuana, the actual substance used in creating the high feeling comes from the leaves and flowering tops of the cannabis plant. Marijuana is considered to be a schedule 1 controlled substance today, because of the THC, which can be highly potent, depending upon the concentration factor of the THC. Visit > http://www.worldmedassist.com/informational-guide-on-medical-cannabis/ < for more.

    Medical Cannabis History - REEFER MADNESS BOOKS THE REEFER MADNESS ERA, REEFER MADNESS BOOKS (Info, History) By definition, it would be a contradiction in terms to list or classify a Reefer Madness book as a work of "Non-Fiction." Thus both genres are group together here simply as "Hard Cover" books; if only to distinguish them from the "Pulp Fiction" or "Dime Store novels" discussed elsewhere. However where appropriate the terms [Fiction] and [Non-Fiction] are used. Please take note - This Index consists solely of those books that the museum has been able to locate and is in no way shape or form complete. It should be thought of only as a starting point. Visit: http://www.reefermadnessmuseum.org/

    Medical Cannabis History - Pharmacutical Museum Cannabis medical manufacturer Pharmacutical Museum Cannabis medical manufacturer | [Made post-1937 medical Cannabis products]. Burrough Brothers Mfg Co. - 123 Market Place, Baltimore, ... Korn Pop Remedy Co. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... visit - www.conquestdesign.com/uncler/MfgIndex.htm

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    Medical Cannabis History  - Dr Tod; California doctor braves political pressure to prescribe marijuana for those in need. Dr Tod | California doctor braves political pressure to prescribe marijuana for those in need. ... German mother in a small Pennsylvania town during the Depression and ... California Cannabis Resear... Click > here < for more.

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      Cannabis as Medicine  

    Illinois - Info, Chris Conrad,  Author / Activist  Chris Conrad, Author / Activist | Consults with government agencies and physicians including some of the world’s foremost authorities on cannabis and patients as to their knowledge and experiences regarding cannabis. Court-qualified expert witness in cannabis cultivation, sex, genetics, cloning, crop yields, preparation, smell, medical use, personal use, dosage, consumption, sales, and commercial intent. Visit: http://www.chrisconrad.com/expert.witness/cv.html

    Medical Cannabis - LESSON PLAN:MEDICAL MARIJUANA - LEGITIMATE USE OR LEGALIZED ABUSE? LESSON PLAN:MEDICAL MARIJUANA - LEGITIMATE USE OR LEGALIZED ABUSE? By Lisa Prososki, a former middle school and high school social studies, English, reading and technology teacher. Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes/1 class period Lesson Objectives: (1) Students will use cooperative learning activities to discuss opinions about medical marijuana use and see both sides of the issue, (2) Students will use decision making skills and strategies to render their own decision about the U.S. Supreme Court case related to medical marijuana use. Click > here < for more.

    Medical Cannabis - Pros & cons on medical marijuana Medical Marijuana Pro/Con * Pros & cons on medical marijuana. Science, risks, policies, & laws. Should marijuana be a medical option? This site presents in a simple, nonpartisan pro-con format, responses to the core question "Should marijuana be a medical option?" Divided questions about the topic into the issues and sub-issues listed below. All individuals and organizations quoted on our site are ranked based upon our unique credibility scale. [Note: Although physicians and attorneys are listed on this site, they do not recommend or refer either.] visit: www.medicalmarijuanaProCon.org

    Medical Cannabis - Medical Marijuana News and Facts Medical Cannabis (marijuana) News, Information, Organizations, Links.  Resources and more. visit - http://www.medicalmj.org/

    Medical Cannabis - Factbook: Medical Marijuana Factbook: Medical Marijuana

    1. Since 1996, twelve states have legalized medical marijuana use: AK, CA, CO, HI, ME, MT, NV, NM, OR, RI, VT, and WA. Eight of the twelve did so through the initiative process. Hawaii's law was enacted by the legislature and signed by the governor in 2000, Vermont's was enacted by the legislature and passed into law without the governor's signature in May 2004, Rhode Island's was passed into law over the governor's veto in January 2006, and New Mexico's legislation was signed into law by Governor Bill Richardson on April 2, 2007.

    2. The Institute of Medicine's 1999 report on medical marijuana stated, "The accumulated data indicate a potential therapeutic value for cannabinoid drugs, particularly for symptoms such as pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation." And more. Visit - www.drugwarfacts.org/medicalm.htm

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    Medical Cannabis - Information, Medical Marijuana Handbook  Medical Marijuana Handbook | This a draft by Todd. H. Mikuriya MD, a long-time advocate of medical cannabis, respected author and one of the medical staff at the San Francisco Buyers Club. Its patchy, and uncomplete, and acts only as a framework for Dr Todd to store snippets of info on various aspects of medical cannabis. Marijuana as Medicine - A Plea for Reconsideration, is a commentary article written by Lester Grinspoon and James Bakalar, which appeared in the June 21st 1995 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Medical cannabis web resources. Medical Marijuana Handbook This a draft by Todd. H. Mikuriya MD, a long-time advocate of medical cannabis, respected author and one of the medical staff at ... visit: http://www.ukcia.org/medical/webresources.html

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    Medical Cannabis - Accepted Medical Use of Cannabis: Medical Professionals Accepted Medical Use of Cannabis: Medical Professionals by DrugScience.org. | Cannabis's accepted medical use in the United States is increasingly recognized by health care professionals and the medical community. visit: www.drugscience.org/amu/amu_medprof.htm

    Medical Cannabis - Proven : Cannabis is Safe Medicine Proven : Cannabis is Safe Medicine by Ian Williams Goddard | In reaction to medical cannabis access referendums on the ballots in Arizona and California, former presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George Bush signed a letter stating that they "categorically oppose'' access to cannabis for its many proven therapeutic uses such as the prevention of blindness and epileptic seizures. Their chief concern was that legal medical access would send the message that cannabis is safe. The presidents can, however, lay their safety concerns to rest because the scientific literature overwhelmingly confirms that cannabis is both an effective and safe medicine. The Cannabis Safety Profile. The journal PHARMACOLOGICAL REVIEWS reports that decades of research prove that, "Compared with legal drugs...marijuana does not pose greater risks." Yet based upon mortality statistics, we can safely conclude that cannabis is one of the safest medical drugs known, for, while prescription drugs, defined as safe by the FDA, kill up to 27,000 and aspirin up to 1,000 Americans per year, cannabis kills 0 per year. Click here for more.

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    Russia - Information Medical Cannabis Strains - Geoffrey Guy, MD (GW Pharmaceuticals, U.K) | Founder and President of G.W. Pharmaceuticals in Russia, Dr. Geoffrey Guy's observations about the mammalian Cannabinoid system (with more receptors throughout the body than any other system) are presented to the Second Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, held in Portland, OR in May, 2002. First discussing CB1 and CB@ receptors; the modulatory effect on dopamine, GABA and glutamate; and cross-talk with other receptors, Dr. Guy then examines Phyto-Cannabinoids (plant based)THC, CBD and others, with GW's success in producing whole extracts from 3 tonnes/year of dried marijuana and years of genetic breeding to feature both high THC and high CBD strains. ... Visit: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5030388544973469056

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      BOOKs on Medical Cannabis (marijuana) and related 

    Medical Cannabis, Books - Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for You? Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for You? | A Factual Guide to Medical Uses of Marijuana by Bill Zimmerman, PhD with Rick Bayer, MD and Nancy Crumpacker, MD, ISBN#0-87983-906-6 (Keats 1998). Chapter 3: Why All the Controversy? What Does The Research Actually Show? is online at: http://www.medmjscience.org/Media/pdf/chap3.pdf

    Medical Cannabis, Books - Cannabis and Cannabinoids; Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential Examine the pros, cons, and controversies of marijuana as medicine! | Cannabis is still sending “signals of misunderstanding.”1-3 The result is an exaggeration of beneficial or deleterious effects as well as occasional intermixture of medical science with other moral categories. This book deals with health aspects of the cannabis plant and the cannabinoids while mainly factoring out societal aspects. Some authors refer to social topics that require discussion even within the bounds of a narrow handling of medicinal aspects. “Cannabis and Cannabinoids; Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential”. Edited by Franjo Grotenhermen, MD; Nova-Institut GmBH, Hürth, Germany and Ethan Russo, MD; Montana Neurobehavioral Specialists, Missoula, Montana. Hard Cover (ISBN-13: 978-0-7890-1507-7, ISBN-10: 0-7890-1507-2) $79.95

    Medical Cannabis, Books - Marijuana Rx: The Patient's Fight for Medicinal Pot Marijuana Rx: The Patient's Fight for Medicinal Pot (Book) by Robert Randall & Alice O'Leary * This is a story of government betrayal -- a betrayal that continues today. But it is also a story of human courage and perseverance. Please take the time to read this book. Afterall, none of us are immune from the illnesses that marijuana can treat -- glaucoma, cancer, multiple sclerosis and more. Some day you might need medical access to marijuana. We pray that it will be as simple as a doctor's prescription. Full text articles, news summaries, supporting organizations and states, additional resources, and information on medical marijuana. Visit: marijuana-as-medicine.org

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    Thursday, September 11, 2015 at 07:09 AM:
    i wrote:
    "Illinois Governor Signs Hemp Research into Law - On Tuesday, Democrat Governor Pat Quinn has signed a law that will allow universities and the Illinois Department of Agriculture to study industrial hemp for research purposes. Industrial hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains less than one percent of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Hemp can be used in the production of plastics, fuel, textiles and food. Quinn signed legislation, House Bill 5085, authorizing state universities to cultivate industrial hemp, in order to research the plant. The bill was passed unanimously in the state’s Senate in May, and was approved by the House shortly after with an 831 to 34 vote. > Read more >> www.cannabispharmacyjournal.com/2014/08/28/3430/ "

    Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 08:16 AM:
    i from here wrote:
    "Medical Cannabis Applications Now Available for Illinois Residents - The three departments that oversee the medical cannabis program in Illinois recently released several documents, including applications for doctors and caregivers seeking to write prescriptions for the medicine, patients looking to obtain a prescription and prospective business owners applying to open a medical cannabis dispensary or cultivation center. Business owners wishing to participate by growing or selling the drug for medical use, defined in the Illinois law as dispensaries and cultivators, have a two-week window to submit their applications. Applications will be accepted from September 8 through September 22. Dispensary licenses will be awarded depending on a rating system that places the greatest emphasis on business and operations plan, security and record-keeping and inventory. Cultivation center applications will be weighed toward the cultivation and security plans. Applicants must demonstrate that their location meets all local zoning requirements, if they have applied for local zoning approval or if there is no applicable zoning in place at their proposed center. Patients will be able to submit applications later this year. Those whose last names begin with the letters A through L may apply between September 2 and October 31, those with last names that start with M through Z may apply between November 1 and December 31. On January 1, 2015, applications for registry identification cards will be accepted year-round. - http://www.cannabispharmacyjournal.com/2014/08/12/medical-cannabis-applications-now-available-for-illinois-residents/ "

    Saturday, July 12 at 05:52 PM:
    i wrote:
    "Crowd Funding Platform Dedicated Solely to CBD and Medical Marijuana Patients Launches! - Please help spread the word of this "first of its kind" nationwide crowdfunding platform dedicated entirely to CBD and MMJ patients in need of financial help. It can help so many patients in need.

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    Friday, October 25, 2013 at 08:35 AM:
    andrew smithers from illinois wrote:
    " when will medical cannabis become legal for anxiety or depression or insomnia in illinois? i am sick of not being able to live a normal life because i suffer from all three conditions in witch iv listed. "

    Monday, May 6, 2013 at 10:08 AM:
    STEVEN G. NOBODI from PCUCAMP.org wrote:
    " Progressive Citizens United Changing Americas Marijuana Policies (PCUCAMP) announces June 15th Springfield Medical Marijuana Rally/Concert/Block Party > On 6/15/13, PCUCAMP will be hosting a Medical Marijuana SUPER-EVENT! This 13 hour Rally/Concert/Block Party (From 12noon to 1am) on 6/15/13 will be held at Donnie’s Homespun, one of Springfield, Illinois’s Premiere Entertainment Centers. This venue has 2 floors, features an extra wide stage, pro sound & lighting and on June, 15th will be featuring 13 full hours of AWESOME ENTERTAINMENT. The “13 HOUR” STAGE SHOW includes “LIVE” BANDS, SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS and a collection of “Marijuana Friendly Comedians” who will entertain as you enjoy a food menu that includes pizza, pita wraps, brick-oven sandwiches, vegetarian options, BBQ and an extensive collection of craft beers, a dance floor and casual open seating. * visit - PCUCAMP.org "

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 06:32 AM:
    Julie from NORML wrote:
    "Hello dear supporters, SB 1381 is to be called for a vote tomorrow, Tuesday the 29th. Patients & Supporters are at the Capitol lobbying lawmakers right now for the final push. During this veto session we still only need 60 votes, and there has been a confirmation that Sen. Cullerton can get the bill back through the Senate. It seems like we've got the go ahead Green lights to make this happen.

    For those who cannot make it to Springfield please call your State Representative and politely and kindly tell them to "Vote Yes on Senate Bill 1381." By calling 217- 782-2000 you will be connected to the Capitol switchboard and the operator will be able to connect you with your State Representative's office in Springfield. Even this late in the game, it still matters that they hear your voice. Just like voting for your favorite on Dancing with the Stars and American Idol, you have to vote to. Also notify all your friends voting in Illinois. The Illinois General Assembly website offers live streaming of floor debates and votes for legislation in House of Representatives and that would be the best way to stay up to date for when this bill will be called for a vote. If the bill is not called for a vote tomorrow then the next possibility will be November 30 or December 1st.

    Thank you for all your support! This is going to happen!

    Julie
    www.illinoisnorml.org
    847.341.0591 "

    Thursday, October 30, 2009 at 8:07 AM:
    John from Ill. wrote:
    "Voicing his beliefs | Hello, I pray to god that the hearts and minds of people who think that Medical Marijuana has no use in treating symptoms in patients rapidlly change thier minds. I broke my back in 2006, that required 3 surgeies. My first was a spinal fusion of L4, L5, and S1. A year later the fusion hardware had to be replaced due to screws that were angled wrong, and hardware was upgraded for the 2nd surgery.I have underwgone several surgeries since the previous 2, and have been diagnosed with Chronic Pain Syndrome.I have been taking many kinds of painkillers that are the strongest a Dr. can prescribe. After taking them for several years, i fear that I may have problems with my body because of these meds. On several ocassions, I have tried marijuana to ease the pain to my back. I was in relief after several minutes after the use.I was able to walk further, sit during long periods of time, the list goes on. The nicest thing was that the properties of marijuana were still active the next day without the feeling of being high, but the need to take pills was not needed. I did not wake up the next morning in severe pain. I am tired of taking pills that make me sick, headaches and so on. So lets pray that some good happens soon. Thank You

    John S. "

    Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 07:07 AM:
    I wrote:
    "Voicing his beliefs | SYCAMORE – The effort to legalize medical marijuana in Illinois is often run from a dining room table in a rural Sycamore home. Dan Linn is executive director of Illinois NORML – the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws – and splits his time between a family home in Sycamore and an apartment in Chicago, as well as a fair amount of time in Springfield when lawmakers are in session. visit - http://www.daily-chronicle.com/articles/2009/0 7/07/57003282/index.xml "

    Sunday, July 27, 2008 at 10:11 AM:
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