Pot Stores Coming to St. Charles?
09.11.19
Elected officials in the City of St. Charles recently voted (6-3) to move ahead to approve marijuana retail sales, with plans to allow one recreational pot shop east of the river and one west of the river. However, they have NOT voted to approve this yet, and are having a PUBLIC HEARING next Tuesday, September 17th at 7 PM at the St. Charles City Hall (2 E. Main St.) to hear from the public about whether St. Charles should allow businesses to sell recreational marijuana.
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...
Brookfield Officials Want Your Input on Pot Sales
09.03.19
Next month, Village of Brookfield officials will continue the debate on whether or not to allow marijuana dispensaries and marijuana businesses from setting up shop. No trustees have yet made their opinion known except to say they need input from residents.
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.
Illinois’ Predatory Profiteering Leaders
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.03.19
The unholy trinity of J.B. Pritzker, creepy State Representative Kelly Cassidy, and her creepy “wife” Candace Gingrich (who goes by the pronoun “they,” #eyeroll) continue in their efforts to destroy whatever good remains in Illinois. (And yes, people who promote...
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 Senate Passes Legal Weed
By David E. Smith   |   05.30.19
The Illinois Senate approved the so-called  “Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act” (HB 1438 Senate Amendment 2) late yesterday by a vote of 38–17 with two voting present and two not voting. This bill now moves to the Illinois House for consideration. We have been told that Governor Pritzker has been making personal calls to lawmakers, promising them favors for their yes vote.
Last Effort to STOP “Super Weed”
By Kathy Valente   |   05.29.19
A new and slightly different “recreational” marijuana bill has been introduced in the Illinois General Assembly.This new 610 page proposal, Senate Amendment 2 to HB 1438, is now moving quickly in the Illinois General Assembly, as proponents want to beat the end of session deadline, which is this Friday, May 31st.  This effort has the power of the governor behind it.
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....
05.20.19
Some lawmakers are insisting that Illinois can put a pot plan in place that will avoid some of the big problems that today’s high potency marijuana is having in states that have made it legal for recreational use....
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