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Will The City of Effingham Consider a Ban on Marijuana Retail Sales?
01.16.20
Written by Julia Reinthaler and David E. Smith Elected officials in the City of Effingham are considering zoning ordinances and guidelines for marijuana sales within city limits. It is imperative that local officials hear from pro-family residents, especially the clergy!...
Cutting Through the Fog of Marijuana
By David E. Smith   |   01.06.20
What was Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton thinking when she purchased recreational marijuana in Chicago on the first day of its legal sales in Illinois? Does she not understand that as a public official she is setting a reckless and...
Palatine Considers Banning Marijuana Sales – And You Can Help!
12.05.19
Written by Julia Reinthaler and David E. Smith Elected officials in the Village of Palatine are considering a ban on limiting drug traffic and marijuana sales within village limits. We hope and pray that they will seriously consider an ordinance...
Sangamon County Considers Ban on Marijuana Businesses
11.09.19
Sangamon County Board members will vote this Tuesday evening on a proposal to opt unincorporated portions of the county out of marijuana business, trafficking and sales. It is imperative that local officials hear from pro-family residents, especially the clergy in support of this common sense action! They need to hear your concerns about the consequences of marijuana business and sales in the area.
Arlington Heights Considers Ban on Marijuana Retail Sales
10.09.19
Written by Julia Reinthaler and David E. Smith Elected officials in the Village of Arlington Heights are considering a ban on limiting drug traffic and marijuana sales within village limits. We hope and pray that they will seriously consider an...
Will The Village of Crete Consider a Ban on Marijuana Retail Sales?
10.06.19
Written by Julia Reinthaler and David E. Smith Elected officials in the Village of Crete have not yet addressed passing an ordinance to limit drug traffic and prohibit marijuana retail businesses from setting up shop in Crete. It is imperative...
Oswego Officials Consider Ban on Marijuana Retail Sales
09.10.19
Elected officials in the Village of Oswego have been considering a ban on limiting drug traffic and marijuana sales within village limits. We hope and pray that they will seriously consider an ordinance that would prohibit marijuana retail businesses from setting up shop in Oswego.
The City of Springfield Considering a Ban on Marijuana Retail Sales?
09.05.19
Written by Julia Reinthaler and David E. Smith Next week, elected officials in the City of Springfield will hold a hearing about whether to limit drug traffic and marijuana sales within the city limits. We hope and pray that they...
Libertyville Officials Consider Ban on Marijuana Retail Sales
08.28.19
Next month, Village of Libertyville officials will continue the debate to limit drug traffic by passing a local ordinance that would prohibit marijuana dispensaries and marijuana businesses from setting up shop. This past Monday (August 26th), approximately 100 folks showed up for a hearing on this subject. Observers tell us that the crowd was evenly split on the proposal.
Naperville Rally for Marijuana Retail Opt Out
08.28.19
It doesn’t matter what the communities around the City of Naperville do. If you normalize marijuana use, commercialize the product and increase access, you’re going to see an increase in drug traffic and use in all age categories. It is...
Grundy County Board Considers Marijuana Retail Ban
08.21.19
Written by Julia Reinthaler and David E. Smith Early next month, the Grundy County Board will debate the future of marijuana sales in your area. They will discuss the possibility of passing a county ordinance that would prohibit marijuana dispensaries...
Woodford County Board Considers Marijuana Retail Ban
08.10.19
On Monday, August 12, the Public Safety Committee and the Conservation, Planning and Zoning Committee of the Woodford County Board will debate the future of marijuana sales in Woodford County. Both committees will discuss the possibility of passing a county ordinance that would prohibit marijuana dispensaries and marijuana businesses throughout Woodford County. Although the licensed growth, sale, possession and use of marijuana will be legal in Illinois effective January 1, 2020, the legislation signed into law by Governor JB Pritzker allows villages, cities and counties to opt out of marijuana retail sales.
Community Opt-Out for Marijuana Dispensaries
By David E. Smith   |   07.17.19
Last month, on June 25th, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation to approve so-called “recreational” marijuana for persons 21 years old and older. When this law (HB 1438 Senate Amendment 2) takes effect on January 1, 2020, it will allow...
Illinois’ Marijuana Juggernaut
By Kathy Valente   |   05.22.19
State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) and State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) have spent 2 years developing and promoting their proposal to legalize “recreational” marijuana in Illinois. On May 7th, their 533-page bill (SB 7) was introduced in the Illinois Senate....
Psychologist Warns Lawmakers Against Marijuana Legalization
By David E. Smith   |   05.16.19
“Any change in drug policy should reduce drug use, not increase it,” states Dr. Aaron Weiner, licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Addiction Services at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health in Naperville. Dr. Weiner succinctly details the facts that refute Illinois...

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