Illinois Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Cresco, Kiva Confections partner to sell MMJ edibles in Illinois

Roger Fillion  | May 11, 2017

Medical marijuana grower and processor Cresco Labs has struck a partnership with edibles makers Kiva Confections to sell the California company’s infused chocolate products in Illinois.

Illinois-based Cresco said in a news release the Kiva merchandise will join Cresco’s existing line of MMJ edibles, which includes cannabis-infused sweets created by

Judge: MMJ businesses can donate to Illinois political causes

Omar Sacirbey  | March 29, 2017

A federal judge struck down an Illinois law barring medical marijuana businesses and canna-centric political action committees from donating to political campaigns, a decision that could give the state’s MJ industry a bigger say in local elections.

U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee ruled Friday that a state law preventing MMJ businesses from …

Week in Review: Marijuana industry trademarks, cannabis banking & Oregon rec sales

John Schroyer  | January 27, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey, John Schroyer and Bart Schaneman 

A prominent marijuana pipe maker sues to defend its trademark, another state seeks Trump’s guidance on MJ banking, and adult-use cannabis sales continue to drop in Oregon.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

States with the best chance to legalize cannabis in 2017?

John Schroyer  | January 25, 2017

By John Schroyer

After a landmark year in cannabis legalization, marijuana advocates have plenty of work left. And they’re not resting on their laurels.

The Marijuana Policy Project calculates a whopping 37 legalization bills for medical or recreational marijuana are likely to be introduced in 33 states and the District of Columbia in 2017.

IL judge orders post-op pain added to MMJ condition list

John Schroyer  | September 22, 2016

A county judge in the Chicago area has ordered that the Illinois Department of Health add post-operative chronic pain to the list of qualifying conditions for residents who want to obtain medical marijuana, a move that could bring in more patients to the state’s MMJ program.

Cook County Judge Neil Cohen ordered the agency’s …

Illinois MMJ Cultivators Now Allowed to Host Reporters

Omar Sacirbey  | August 5, 2016

Illinois medical marijuana regulators today lifted an unusual prohibition on media outlets visiting the state’s cultivation facilities, a move growers hope will allow them to better educate patients and the public about their products.

The state’s new medical cannabis director, Jack Campbell, made the announcement in a hastily called conference call with cultivation company representatives, according …