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Illinois Governor Signs Bill Decriminalizing Cannabis

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill into law today that removes criminal penalties for the possession of small amounts of cannabis; the law takes effect immediately. Under the new law – Senate Bill 2228 – the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis will be, at most, a $200 fine. Prior to the …

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PTSD, Terminal Illness Now Qualifying Medical Cannabis Conditions in Illinois

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has signed Senate Bill 10 into law, expanding the state’s medical cannabis pilot program while adding post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and terminal illness as qualifying medical cannabis conditions. Under the new law the deadline for the state’s medical cannabis pilot program (which began in 2014) would be extended from 2018, …

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Judge Orders Illinois to Add PTSD as Qualifying Medical Cannabis Condition

Cook County Judge Neil Cohen – responding to a lawsuit filed by an Iraq war veteran – has ordered the Illinois Department of Health to add post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying medical cannabis condition within 30 days. This is the first court decision among eight lawsuits filed by patients upset with rejections …

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Illinois Governor to Sign Bill Adding PTSD, Terminal Illness as Medical Cannabis Conditions

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will soon sign into law a bill that would expand the state’s medical cannabis program, including adding post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and terminal illness as qualifying conditions, his spokesperson tells us. Senate Bill 10, in addition to adding the above-mentioned conditions, would expand the deadline for the state’s medical cannabis …

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Bill to Add PTSD and Terminal Illness to Medical Program Passes Illinois Legislature, Expected to Become Law

Illinois’ full legislature has given approval to Senate Bill 10, a measure to expand the state’s medical cannabis pilot program by extending the deadline and adding two new qualifying conditions. Senate Bill 10 was passed overwhelmingly in both the House – 86 to 27 – and the Senate – 50 to 7. It now goes …

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Illinois: Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill Passes State House, Governor Reverses Opposition

Legislation to expand Illinois’ medical cannabis program by extending it for two years and adding extra qualifying conditions has been passed by the state’s full House of Representatives. The proposal, introduced by Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie), was passed with an 86 to 27 vote. Under the proposed law, the state’s medical cannabis pilot program – …

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Cannabis Decrim Bill Passed by Illinois Legislature, Sent to Governor

Roughly a month after Illinois’ Senate gave approval to legislation (Senate Bill 2228) that would decriminalize cannabis possession, the state’s House of Representatives has passed the same bill, sending it to Governor Bruce Rauner for consideration. The vote in the Senate was 40 to 14, while the vote in the House was 64 to 50. …

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Illinois Senate Committee Approves Measure to Decriminalize Cannabis

The Illinois Senate Criminal Law Committee has given approval to legislation that would remove the possibility of criminal penalties or jail time for the possession of small amounts of cannabis. The proposal now moves towards a full Senate vote. Under the proposed law, those caught possessing up to 10 grams of cannabis would be, at …

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Cannabis Decrim Bill Passes Illinois Senate Committee, Already Passed House

Legislation to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis has been approved with a 9 to 3 vote by the Illinois Senate Criminal Law Committee. The bill has already been approved 63 to 53 by the state’s House of Representatives. The proposal – which is now up for a full Senate vote – would …

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