SPRINGFIELD, IL — Advocates hoping to bring upwards of $ 700 million in new revenue to Illinois by legalizing marijuana next year spoke to lawmakers at a joint House-Senate committee hearing Tuesday. A measure legalizing marijuana for adults in Illinois in order to spur economic development while protecting public safety is expected to be considered by the […]
On Tuesday, travel radio and television host Rick Steves, a NORML Board Member, journeyed to Illinois to testify in support of marijuana legalization effort in the state legislature. “When you legalize marijuana, use does not go up, teen use does not go up, crime does not go up, what goes up ix tax revenue, what goes […]
CHICAGO, IL — Sponsors of a proposal to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use in Illinois announced Wednesday that lawmakers will hold the first hearing on the bill next week in Chicago. The Senate and House Appropriations committees will hold a joint hearing on SB 316 and HB 2353 on Wednesday, April 19, in […]
CARBONDALE, IL — Sixty-six percent of voters believe that the adult use and sale of marijuana ought to be treated like alcohol, according to statewide polling data compiled by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University. Support for legalization is strongest among voters under 35 years of age (83 percent) and among […]
SPRINGFIELD, IL — State lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would end marijuana prohibition in Illinois and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed for adult use. The Senate bill, SB 316, is sponsored by Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Heather Steans (D-Chicago), while the House version, HB 2353, was presented by Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago). […]
Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation today amending the state’s marijuana possession penalties. Senate Bill 2228 reduces the penalties for the possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor (formerly punishable by up to six months in jail and a $ 1,500 fine) to a civil fine of no more than $ 200 […]
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 07, 2015
Good Intentions patients accounted for 11 conditions that will be considered including: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety Chronic Post-Operative Pain, Essential Thrombocythemia with JAK 2 mutation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Migraine, Neuro-Behcet’s Auto Immune Disease, Neuropathy, Osteoarthritis and Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome. The Medical Cannabis Advisory Board only accepted 22 total petitions for review; Good Intentions was responsible for submitting 12 of those petitions.
Good Intentions CEO Tammy Jacobi credited her “remarkable staff and dedicated patients” as the reason why the company was able to submit thorough yet succinct petitions. “Good Intentions has helped thousands of patients and we’re experts in all aspects of the medical marijuana field. The State of Illinois accepted every petition we submitted because we’re knowledgable and hard-working”.
Good Intentions patients named in their petitions will each be submitting a written letter of intent to the Illinois Division of Medical Cannabis, informing the board of their desire to share their personal stories. Representatives from Good Intentions will accompany their patients as they appeal to the advisory board to add their conditions at the public hearing, which is scheduled for May 4 at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago.
For more information on how to become an Illinois medical marijuana patient, contact Good Intentions at (312) 651-4306 or go their website GoodIntentionsChicago.com. Good Intentions services are currently free of charge.
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Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 28, 2014
“The collateral consequences of cannabis prohibition,” noted Dan Linn, executive director of Illinois NORML, “are proving to be socially burdensome: in politics, that usually means change.”
Illinois NORML is the Illinois chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, the oldest national public policy organization dedicated to the removal of penalties for the responsible adult consumption of cannabis.
In the last week five cannabis reform measures advanced quietly in the Illinois General Assembly. Three bills dealing with lowering the consequences of small cannabis offenses advanced out of House Committees, illustrating a new approach toward non-medical users of the plant. Also, a Republican sponsored hemp farming and research bill moved out of Executive Committee. Most notably, a bill to include epileptic children in the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program unanimously passed the Senate Public Health Committee without opposition testimony. Each bill now moves to a full vote by the respective chamber.
“Even in an election year,” noted Linn, “Illinois lawmakers are realizing that our prohibition on cannabis has failed and that action needs to be taken to reduce and eventually remove the penalties associated with responsibly consuming cannabis. At the same time we are reducing the penalties we can provide a new opportunity for jobs and boost the economy by allowing hemp farming once again in Illinois.”
“It’s overdue,” Linn observed, “for Illinois lawmakers to address the collateral consequences associated with an arrest and criminal record for cannabis. Too many Illinoisans are deprived of access to housing, gainful employment and other opportunities due to a cannabis conviction.”
For more information, visit the Illinois General Assembly and Illinois NORML webpages.
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The Cannabis Career continues teaching the nation about the industry in New York, Illinois, and Nevada. On December 7 classes will be available in Buffalo, New York at the Hampton Inn near the Buffalo Airport, in Chicago, Illinois near the Chicago O’Hare Airport and in Reno Nevada at the Hampton Inn and Suites.
As seen on High Times In New York the Compassionate Care Act was signed and initiated by Governor Cuomo in June. This makes the state the 23rd to legalize medical marijuana and over the next few months’ lawmakers will create regulations, producers, stores and more will be chosen and written to overlook the program. CNN announced Illinois Governor Quinn signed the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act went into effect on January 1 of this year. This act protects registered patients, caregivers, growers, and dispensers from arrest or denial of rights. Hemps Meds happily stated Nevada approved Question 9 this decriminalized medical marijuana use, possession and growing. Only those who have a qualifying debilitating medical condition under Nevada’s cannabis program have access to the medicine.
As the industry spreads across the nation the Cannabis Career Institute is preparing entrepreneurs to create successful companies nationwide. The classes are focused on educating students on the professional side of the cannabis industry. Experienced instructors provide a basic step-by-step course with all the tools for marketing, regulations and business models. Each class covers state’s unique laws, the history of cannabis, and much more with instructors with years of experience in the industry with answer to every question.
CCI continues to expand working with other advocacy groups offering information at classes, conventions, and online. To enroll into the institute there’s a one time all access fee of $ 299 with classes’ year around nationally. For more information and scheduling please call Robert Calkin 240.338.8785 or email: [email protected] To find out more about Cannabis Career Institute