Jul 14 2014

The New Jim Crow Reading Group

Illinois NORML will be facilitating a reading and study group of Michelle Alexander’s book, the New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.  The first meeting for the group will be July 30, 2014 at 5:00PM in the South Carnegie Room of the Springfield Public Library.  The reading and study group is a more »

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Jul 11 2014

JCAR Meeting on Tuesday July 15

The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules will meet on July 15 to go over some of the agency rules for the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program.  If you would like to attend the details of the meeting are listed below.  MICHAEL A. BILANDIC BUILDING ROOM 600C CHICAGO, ILLINOIS JULY 15, 2014 11:00 A.M   http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/20140715_July%2015,%202014%20Meeting%20Agenda.pdf  

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Jul 11 2014

Tell Gov. Quinn to Sign SB 2636 & HB 5085

Please call 217-782-0244 & 312-814-2121 and tell Gov. Quinn to sign two cannabis reform measures into law.  Senate Bill 2636 would allow seizure conditions, including epilepsy, to the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program.  The bill would also allow minors with epilepsy or seizure disorders to be included in the pilot program and provides the Dept. of more »

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Jun 05 2014

2014 Chicago Cannabis Conference at Navy Pier June 7-8

The first Chicago Cannabis Conference is being hosted this weekend, Saturday June 7 and Sunday June 8 at Navy Pier to provide information about the new Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program and related industry!  This event is hosted by My Compassion and will run from 10AM-10PM on Saturday and 10AM-5PM on Saturday.  Illinois NORML will more »

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May 21 2014

Illinois House expands access to medical cannabis for children with epilepsy

Today, Wednesday May 21, 2014 the Illinois House voted to pass Senate Bill 2636 98-18, sending the bill back to the Senate for concurrence where it passed in a substantially similar form last month. This bill as amended by the House would add seizure conditions including epilepsy to the list of qualifying conditions under the Illinois more »

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May 19 2014

Illinois Senate votes unanimously to allow universities to research industrial hemp

Today, Monday May 19, 2014 the Illinois Senate voted 51-0 to pass House Bill 5085, sending the bill to the House for concurrence.  This bill would allow Illinois colleges and universities to conduct research on industrial hemp and would bring Illinois law in line with recent changes to federal policy on hemp.   “Illinois has more »

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May 09 2014

SB 2636 Advances out of House Committee

Senate Bill 2636 was unanimously passed our of the House Human Services Committee by a vote of 15-0.  The bill now awaits a vote from the entire Illinois House of Representatives.  Please take a moment and call 217-782-2000 and tell your State Representative you support Senate Bill 2636 and want them to vote for it. more »

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Apr 28 2014

My story of Daniel

I originally got involved with Illinois NORML for a number of reasons, but most of them come back to one basic idea: helping protect people from bad laws that make them criminals for buying, selling or consuming dried flowers to improve their quality of life.  These laws put sick and dying people in jail, take more »

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Apr 02 2014

Illinois Senate votes to give children with epilepsy access to medical cannabis

Today, Wednesday April 2, 2014, the Illinois Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 2636 49-5-2 sending the bill to the House for consideration.  This bill would add seizure conditions including epilepsy to the list of qualifying conditions under the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program and would allow children under 18 with those conditions to have more »

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Apr 02 2014

Springfield Fundraiser

Illinois NORML will be having a fundraiser for our Spring Legislative Hemp Reception on April 10, 2014 at Donnie’s Homespun Pizza in Springfield.  There will be musical performances and Hemp Hop Rye Ale for sale to raise money for our Legislative Hemp Reception to be held at the end of May in Springfield.  The event more »

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