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Illinois Adult Use Dispensaries

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COVID-19 Pushes Back Illinois Cannabis Application Deadline… Again

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - The Illinois Department of Agriculture updated the deadline for the current round of cannabis applications in the state. The deadline, already pushed back to March 30 from the original March 16, has been extended once again to April 30. The...

Deadline Extended for Craft Grow, Infusion, & Transporter Applications; Mail Applications Only Accepted Starting March 13

We've been speculating that this might happen, but today, it was made official. Governor Pritzker announced that the deadline for craft grow, infusion, and transporter applications for Illinois cannabis licenses has been extended to March 30, 2020. Moreover,...

Consuming Cannabis in Dispensaries & Tobacco Shops: Illinois Municipalities Yet To Decide

It's the piece of Illinois cannabis legislation nobody is talking about, and tobacco shop owners across the state are wondering how to cash in on the exemption they didn't even know was coming. HB1438 initially contained language that outraged some members of the...

Top News Stories in Illinois Cannabis

Everyone's wondering if Illinois is going to be ready for recreational legalization on January 1, 2020. Check out the breaking news stories below to get an understanding of the current situation. Chart: Recreational cannabis stores will be few and far between in...

3 Myths About Illinois Cannabis Legalization – That Even Your Mayor Is Misquoting 🤦

When an entire state has less than a year to go from prohibition to recreational cannabis sales, it's inevitable that confusion will ensue. Even with a thoughtfully-planned legislative bill, there are still some discrepancies in the language that leave room for...

St. Clair County Approves Recreational Cannabis Sales – Sets Tax Rate

(ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL) - The county board voted on September 16 to set tax rates on recreational cannabis sales after all attending board members voted in favor of the ordinance. According to the ordinances, sales can be taxed up to 3.75% in unincorporated parts of...

Major Illinois City Bans Sale of Recreational Cannabis

(O'FALLON, IL) - On Monday, September 16, the O'Fallon IL City Council voted to ban the sale of recreational cannabis within city limits declaring cannabis establishments a nuisance. Residents were not particularly surprised by the decision. O'Fallon is home to many...

CannTrust cannabis license suspended by Health Canada

(This story has been updated with commentary from lawyer Matt Maurer.) Citing noncompliance with Canada’s federal cannabis law and regulations, embattled producer CannTrust says it has received a Notice of Licence Suspension from Health Canada. It is the second...

Linton back in cannabis business as chairman, investor and adviser

Ousted Canopy Growth co-CEO Bruce Linton is getting back into the marijuana business in a big way, resurfacing as a senior executive, investor and adviser in three separate companies in the U.S. and Canada. Linton is joining Michigan-based Gage Cannabis Co. as...

Counterfeit Cannabis Vaporizers Reportedly Flooding California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California’s cannabis...

Highlights from the Illinois Cannabis Regulation & Tax Act 

Illinois Cannabis Law Highlights

Illinois Cannabis Law Highlights

Answers to all of your most pressing questions about the new Illinois cannabis law. Residential Growing  Can you grow weed in Illinois? Only medical patients can grow plants in-home and can only grow 5 plants more than 5 inches tall. Possession Limits What are...

Illinois Cannabis Local Ordinances

Illinois Cannabis Local Ordinances

Wondering if your town or city can block cannabis businesses? The Illinois Cannabis Regulation & Taxation Act allows for local ordinances regarding cannabis businesses. Read on to learn more about the types of local cannabis ordinances allowed. Can An Illinois...

Illinois Cannabis Advertising, Promotion, Packaging, Labeling

Illinois Cannabis Advertising, Promotion, Packaging, Labeling

No advertising that: is false or misleadingpromotes overconsumptiondepicts actual consumptiondepicts a person under 21 consumingmakes health, medicinal, or therapeutic claimsincludes image of cannabis leaf or bud includes image designed likely to appeal to minors,...

Illinois Craft Grower License – Craft Cannabis

Illinois Craft Grower License – Craft Cannabis

Illinois' Cannabis Regulation & Taxation Act is unique in its outlining of a craft cannabis industry with special regulations and application procedures for smaller cannabis cultivators. Read on to learn: what is an Illinois craft grower and how do I get an...

Illinois Dispensaries

Illinois Dispensaries

Cannabis dispensaries will be popping up throughout Illinois starting January 1, 2020. Read below for the highlights from the Illinois Cannabis Regulation & Taxation Act on dispensaries. Illinois Dispensaries License Timing & Fees Current medical cannabis...

Social Equity in Illinois Cannabis Industry

Social Equity in Illinois Cannabis Industry

Illinois has passed the most equity-based cannabis law in the country. Not only does the new Illinois Cannabis Regulation & Taxation Act allow for the expungement of criminal cannabis charges, but it also awards special benefits to social equity applicants...

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Top News Stories in Illinois Cannabis

Everyone's wondering if Illinois is going to be ready for recreational legalization on January 1, 2020. Check out the breaking news stories below to get an understanding of the current situation. Chart: Recreational cannabis stores will be few and far between in...

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CannTrust cannabis license suspended by Health Canada

(This story has been updated with commentary from lawyer Matt Maurer.) Citing noncompliance with Canada’s federal cannabis law and regulations, embattled producer CannTrust says it has received a Notice of Licence Suspension from Health Canada. It is the second...

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Cresco Labs, Origin House near closing cannabis deal

Cresco Labs, the Chicago-based multistate marijuana operator, said its acquisition of Canada’s Origin House, a major MJ distributor in California, is significantly closer to completion following further compliance with antitrust requirements. The two companies...

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Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Indiana

Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Indiana

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018...

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