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Illinois Patients May Now Replace Their Opioids with Medical Marijuana

Illinois residents who have been prescribed opioids will now be eligible for a temporary certification for medical cannabis. The Opioid Alternative Pilot Program was approved via the Alternative to Opioids Act by lawmakers last year by a sweeping 44-6 majority in the state senate, but lagged in implementation due to “a heavy IT lift” required […]

MedMen inks dispensary deal to enter Illinois medical cannabis market

Los Angeles-based MedMen announced its second acquisition of the week to expand its national footprint – this time into the Illinois medical marijuana market. The multistate marijuana business agreed to acquire Seven Point, a licensed medical cannabis dispensary in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but it comes on the heels […]

Illinois governor approves marijuana as an opioid alternative

(Photo via Drug Policy Alliance) Illinois lawmakers have expanded medical marijuana access to patients seeking a non-lethal alternative to prescription painkillers. The state’s Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill on Tuesday making cannabis an official replacement to opioids and easing the application process to qualify, reports the Chicago Tribune. “We’ve got to do everything we […]

Sheriff asks for help finding synthetic cannabinoids dealers after string of deaths

An Illinois sheriff is asking the public for more help combating a deadly outbreak of severe bleeding due to synthetic marijuana. The post Sheriff asks for help finding synthetic cannabinoids dealers after string of deaths appeared first on The Cannabist.

Former FBI agent runs to become Illinois’ first ‘Cannabis Congressman’

(via Benjamin Thomas Wolf wants to become the first open cannabis user to become an Illinois congressman. Wolf, a former FBI national security official, released a campaign ad on Monday featuring him holding a lit joint, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. The 42-year-old Wolf, who currently works as an adjunct professor at Chicago’s Roosevelt University, […]