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Chicago Mayor’s Office Talks Adult Use Sales, Public Consumption Licenses

Chicago aldermen want to delay adult use sales over social equity concerns, but the mayor’s office is confident they’ll begin on Jan. 1 as planned.

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Global Cannabis Giants Lobbied in Illinois as State Legalized Adult-Use Cannabis

The list of companies includes some expected entities, like Chicago-based Cresco Labs and PharmaCann. But there are some surprising companies lobbying, too.

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American Bar Association Hosts Cannabis Executives in Illinois

Florida “is the definition of legislative shitshow,” LivWell’s chief legal strategist said.

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Illinois Ushers in Legal Cannabis, With a Focus on Social Justice

Calling its new law the nation’s “gold standard,” lawmakers vow to support the communities hardest hit by the drug war. Critics worry that the bill was rushed and won’t be able to deliver it promised social justice reforms.

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Illinois Cannabis Legalization One Step Closer As Senate Passes Ambitious Adult Use Bill

The bill, long championed by the governor, now heads to the House.

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The Illinois Cannabis Bill Has a Problem: Secrecy

Transparency advocates say language in the working draft, which is steaming toward a vote, allows the state to withhold vital information.

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Illinois Lawmakers Consider Home Grow and Expungement Changes to Cannabis Legalization Bill

A deputy governor and other proponents of an adult use measure say they will consider changes to the bill in the coming days.

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Q&A: Cresco’s CEO on Cannabis and Equity in Illinois

Charlie Bachtell talks to Cannabis Wire about his role on the governor's transition team, and how the cannabis community in Illinois is ready to help the state succeed where others have struggled on equity.

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Illinois Senate Schedules Hearing for “Hot Button” Cannabis Legalization Bill

A state measure to legalize cannabis for adult-use is expected to face scrutiny at a hearing on Wednesday.

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Illinois Legalization Bill Lands with Promised Focus on Social Equity

A long anticipated adult use bill was unveiled over the weekend. This spring, no other effort to legalize by legislature has succeeded. Will Illinois’ plan be comprehensive enough to overcome opposition?

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Illinois: An Effort to Derail the Cannabis Train

Smart Approaches to Marijuana is making the same kind of arguments that blocked cannabis legalization in New Jersey.

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Illinois: A Legalization Bill Will Go Down to the Wire

Proponents hope a measured and deliberative debate, particularly about equity issues, will carry the bill to passage.

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As Illinois Governor, Lawmakers Push For Adult-Use Legalization, Medical Cannabis Companies Elbow to Keep Head Start

Big medical cannabis firms are pooling their resources in a new political fund, while donating to key legislators.

Illinois, Q&A

Illinois Rep. Kelly Cassidy Wants State to Be Nation’s Cannabis Gold Standard

Adult-use legalization is expected in Illinois in 2019. The prospective bill’s primary House sponsor tells Cannabis Wire she’s aiming to pass model progressive legislation.