White Paper: Marijuana Use Causes Brain Damage in Teens
By Christine Misner   |   11.17.20
Since January, when the recreational use of marijuana became legal in Illinois, state-licensed stores have sold more than $500 million worth of the drug. Illinois is one of 15 states plus the District of Columbia that have legalized recreational use of the drug. In 1996 California legalized the medical marijuana. Nearly a quarter century later, 36 states, including Illinois, and the District of Columbia now permit it. Over this period marijuana use has become acceptable in most of the United States. But has this acceptance brought harm to young people?
Jerry Nadler and Kamala Harris Want More Drugs on Our Streets
By Kathy Valente   |   09.18.20
H.R.3884, sponsored by U.S. Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and S.2227, sponsored by U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), will decriminalize high potency marijuana by removing it from the Controlled Substance Act plus expunge criminal histories related to marijuana. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act is expected to be called for a vote during the week of Sept. 21st.
Safe Banking Act Will Grow Marijuana Industry
By Kathy Valente   |   05.07.20
The SAFE Banking Act is a federal bill that would give the “medical” and recreational marijuana industries (and cartels) access to banking privileges, such as checking and savings accounts, credit lines and loans, enabling and legitimizing what has been an all cash trade to make real estate deals, payroll, insurance and operating costs much easier.
Give ‘Em an Inch and They’ll Take a Mile
By Kathy Valente   |   04.30.20
You know the saying that is often meant for children, “Give ‘em an inch and they’ll take a mile.” Well, it also applies to liberal ‘big government’ activists and power-hungry lawmakers.
How Will Gov. Pritzker Respond to April 20th?
By Kathy Valente   |   04.06.20
If you’re not familiar with 420, you need to be, especially now that Illinois has legalized marijuana for “recreational” use. 420 is an international cannabis counterculture holiday where marijuana users congregate in open-air celebrations that occur on April 20th. Every...
Westchester Referendum on Pot Sales
By Kathy Valente   |   03.03.20
Last year many municipalities voted to Opt Out of marijuana sales and businesses. Several municipalities have a marijuana referendum on the March 17 Primary ballot, and early voting has begun. Voters in Westchester can request a ballot to vote on the referendum question and DO NOT have to declare a political party.
Rosemont Referendum on Pot Sales
By Kathy Valente   |   03.03.20
Last year many municipalities voted to Opt Out of marijuana sales and businesses. Several municipalities have a marijuana referendum on the March 17 Primary ballot, and early voting has begun. Voters in Rosemont can request a ballot to vote on the referendum question and DO NOT have to declare a political party.
Northlake Referendum on Pot Sales
By Kathy Valente   |   03.03.20
Last year many municipalities voted to Opt Out of marijuana sales and businesses. Several municipalities have a marijuana referendum on the March 17 Primary ballot, and early voting has begun. Voters in Northlake can request a ballot to vote on the referendum question and DO NOT have to declare a political party.
Lemont Referendum on Pot Sales
By Kathy Valente   |   03.03.20
Last year many municipalities voted to Opt Out of marijuana sales and businesses. Several municipalities have a marijuana referendum on the March 17 Primary ballot, and early voting has begun. Voters in Lemont can request a ballot to vote on the referendum question and DO NOT have to declare a political party.
Cicero Referendum on Pot Sales
By Kathy Valente   |   03.03.20
Last year many municipalities voted to Opt Out of marijuana sales and businesses. Several municipalities have a marijuana referendum on the March 17 Primary ballot, and early voting has begun. Voters in Cicero can request a ballot to vote on the referendum question and DO NOT have to declare a political party.
Naperville Referendum on Pot Sales
By Kathy Valente   |   03.03.20
Last year many municipalities voted to Opt Out of marijuana sales and businesses. Several municipalities have a marijuana referendum on the March 17 Primary ballot, and early voting has begun. Voters in Naperville can request a ballot to vote on the referendum question and DO NOT have to declare a political party.
A Narco-Nation of Potheads, Courtesy of George Soros
01.20.20
Billionaire George Soros was named “Philanthropist of the Year” by Inside Philanthropy magazine for his “…fight for academic freedom in Central Europe, and his resistance to the rising tide of authoritarianism worldwide.”  The former is a reference to gender studies programs and the latter concerns his ongoing campaign to undermine existing governments, causing chaos that makes more money for hedge fund currency manipulators and short-sellers like himself.
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!...
01.06.20
We have entered a new year where last year’s approved legislation takes effect, including the recreational sale and commercialization of marijuana. David E. Smith, the executive director of IFI warns of the consequences and how Illinois residents should act....

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