Medical Marijuana http://wuis.org en Credit Cards Could Be Off Limits For Medical Marijuana http://wuis.org/post/credit-cards-could-be-limits-medical-marijuana <p></p><p>People who buy medical marijuana in Illinois might find out it's cash-only. &nbsp;</p><p>Lawmakers approved using cannabis for medical conditions last summer. But the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports selling and using marijuana remain federal offenses, so it's unlikely pot dispensaries will be able to open a bank account or get a line of credit. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:52:16 +0000 Associated Press 17726 at http://wuis.org Credit Cards Could Be Off Limits For Medical Marijuana Medical Marijuana In Ill. - Interview With Brian Mackey http://wuis.org/post/medical-marijuana-ill-interview-brian-mackey <div>Governor Pat Quinn recently signed a measure that makes Illinois the 20th state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana. But how long until it actually goes into effect? And what sort of restrictions will there be for patients hopeful to gain a prescription to the drug? WUIS's&nbsp; statehouse reporter Brian Mackey recently discussed the news with us:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:35:28 +0000 Rachel Otwell 6791 at http://wuis.org Medical Marijuana In Ill. - Interview With Brian Mackey Governor Quinn Signs Medical Marijuana Legalization For Ill. http://wuis.org/post/governor-quinn-signs-medical-marijuana-legalization-ill <p></p><p>CHICAGO (AP)- Illinois has become the 20th state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the bill into law today at a new University of Chicago medical facility.</p><p>Illinois' law takes effect Jan. 1, but it'll take several months before medical marijuana will be available for purchase. The measure outlines a four-year pilot program for patients suffering from more than 30 serious illnesses or diseases.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:06:54 +0000 Rachel Otwell 6614 at http://wuis.org Governor Quinn Signs Medical Marijuana Legalization For Ill. Governor To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill http://wuis.org/post/governor-sign-medical-marijuana-bill <p>Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will sign legislation making the state the 20th in the U.S. to legalize medical marijuana.</p><p>His remarks Thursday will focus on providing relief to the seriously ill, including veterans.</p><p>The Chicago Democrat will also tout the legislation's strict standards, which experts say are among the nation's toughest. That's according to a copy of details obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 03:12:20 +0000 The Associated Press 6582 at http://wuis.org Governor To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill Illinois Senate Sends Medical Marijuana To Governor http://wuis.org/post/illinois-senate-sends-medical-marijuana-governor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Senate approved <a href="http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=1&amp;GAID=12&amp;GA=98&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;LegID=68357&amp;SessionID=85">legislation</a> Friday that would legalize the medical use of marijuana.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the end, the vote was not that close — 35 senators voted yes, 21 no.</span></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 20:55:15 +0000 Brian Mackey 2851 at http://wuis.org Illinois Senate Sends Medical Marijuana To Governor Medical Marijuana Advocates See Illinois Victory Ahead http://wuis.org/post/medical-marijuana-advocates-see-illinois-victory-ahead <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Could Illinois be getting closer to legalizing the medical use of marijuana?&nbsp; Dan Riffle is with the Marijuana Policy Project, which has lobbied state lawmakers to approve the law.&nbsp; He was a guest on </span>WUIS’<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Illinois Edition with Sean Crawford.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 16:03:16 +0000 Sean Crawford 2703 at http://wuis.org Medical Marijuana Advocates See Illinois Victory Ahead