Category: Illinois Cannabis

A Note to Governor, Mayor and Legislators on Cannabis Equity

The recent debate over limiting cultivation licenses for cannabis in Illinois being pushed by current cultivators is enough to make me sick. The issue? Rich white men who invested in cultivation of medical marijuana won’t be able to make all the money they projected if other licenses are allowed. In other words cannabis equity (allowing... Read more »

Rauner on Recreational Cannabis? No Dope.

Rauner on Recreational Cannabis? No Dope.
This may not be the only reason that Illinois voters don’t renew his contract but it might be close to the top reason. The State of Illinois needs money and cannabis sales brings in the dough. Rauner’s statement that not enough study is done is ludicrous. THC, the active hallucinogenic compound, has been studied for... Read more »

Cannabis for Catholics, Joints for Jews and Pot for Protestants

Recently I was having a discussion with a friend and colleague  who happens to share my opinion that cannabis should be legalized on all levels. I mentioned the effort in the U.S. territories. Her response during our conversation initiated some research on my part. She said that very religious states or in this case, territories... Read more »
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Senior Citizens and Cannabis Use

Senior Citizens and Cannabis Use
Hopefully gone are the days of “reefer madness” myths. I say that with optimistic caution. Cannabis advocates are fighting to make it so but in some states like, Kansas parents are still losing custody of their children for smoking pot. I know. It’s insane. Thank the DARE school based program that trains kids to report... Read more »

Dead Bong or Death by Cannabis Use

Dead Bong or Death by Cannabis Use
As the United States struggles to address the increasing demand to legalize marijuana more and more everyday citizens are looking for answers. Should we approve? Is it safe? What about dependence? Is it a gateway drug? Serious cannabis research is going on in many countries. Israel is leading the way. Research there began back in... Read more »

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the US Really Owes Black America

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the US Really Owes Black America
Just One Reason I am Supporting 40AcrePharm A few months ago I received an email from a young man in New York. This is an excerpt from that communication.  I graduated from Amherst College with a Major in Economics and Chinese. I’ve worked for UBS in NYC and Switzerland as well as the London Stock... Read more »
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Whose Piloting the Cannabis Ship Since Morgan Parachuted Out?

Whose Piloting the Cannabis Ship Since Morgan Parachuted Out?
Bob Morgan, the current head of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot project is stepping down. Things that make me go hmmm??? Mr. Morgan stated that it had been a pleasure to serve. I can’t help but wonder if he is considering any possibility of the many lawsuits and (hopefully) investigations into the licensing procedure leading... Read more »

Cannabis, Clout and Corruption

Cannabis, Clout and Corruption
I have been silent these past few months concerning cannabis but the odds are not in my favor. This past week I met up with some friends for great conversation and so-so wine.  A new acquaintance joined us and her story of woe drove me right back to the blogosphere and the cannabis chronicles. So,... Read more »

Rauner Licenses Cannabis but OOPS No Background Checks

Yes, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has gotten off the pot (te hee) and issued cultivation and dispensary licenses. There a few very relieved individuals, about 70 and if I had to guess some pending law suits. What I found very interesting was an article in the Chicago Tribune today that stated Rauner gave the licenses... Read more »
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Cannabis Illinois:You Got to Know When to Fold

Cannabis Illinois:You Got to Know When to Fold
You just have to know when to fold. Well readers we just folded our hand in the game of applying for a cannabis cultivation license. Most potential backers out there want to wait until you have a license to put money on the table. The few resources we found dried up at the last minute.... Read more »