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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Apr 02 2014

UPDATE: IL House Agriculture & Conservation Approves Hemp ResearchBill

UPDATED:  After amending House Bill 5085 to include research provisions for universities the House Agriculture and Conservation Committee approved the bill on April 10 by a vote of 10-5.  The bill later passed the House by a vote of 70-28 later that same day.   The Illinois House Agriculture & Conservation Committee rejected a proposed more »

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Mar 26 2014

Republican Lawmaker Advances Hemp Bill

State Representative David Leitch from Peoria, advanced a hemp farming bill today in the Illinois legislature.  House Bill 5085 would allow farmers to apply to the Department of Agriculture for a license to grow industrial hemp as well as allow universities to study industrial hemp without DEA approval.  The bill was passed out of the more »

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Mar 25 2014

Tue March 25 Legislative Update – Cannabis Policy Reform goes 3 for 3 in committee!

We’ve had a successful day on the legislative front ahead of our Lobby Day to promote cannabis policy reform in the State Capitol in Springfield tomorrow!  Three bills, two in the House and one in the Senate, passed out of committee today and moved on to the full chambers for consideration.   On the House more »

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Mar 22 2014

Events Next Week: Two Movie Nights & a Lobby Day

Illinois NORML will be participating in two movie nights and a Lobby Day next week.  On Tuesday, March 25 the Springfield chapter of the ACLU will be screening the House I Live In.  Illinois NORML will be hosting a Lobby Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 26 and on Thursday, March 27 there will more »

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Mar 14 2014

Chicago 2014 Global Cannabis March coming to Daley Plaza Saturday May 3

On Saturday May 3rd, the 2014 Chicago Global Cannabis March will be held at Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington, Chicago), providing an opportunity for supporters of drug policy reform to gather and celebrate the progress that’s been made in Illinois and throughout the country in ending cannabis prohibition.  Illinois NORML (National Organization to Reform Marijuana more »

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Mar 14 2014

Medical Cannabis Patient and Business Seminars Sunday April 27 in Champaign

On Sunday April 27 seminars to discuss many aspects of the newly enacted Illinois medical cannabis law will be held by Illinois NORML and Midwest Cannabis Consulting LLC in Champaign.  Separate seminars will be devoted to patient needs and business interests. The patient information seminar on will be held from 1-3PM followed by a medical more »

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Mar 14 2014

“The Plant” – NORML produces a short film about cannabis policy reform in Illinois

Illinois NORML volunteers produced this video message as a metaphor for the current state of affairs in Illinois. View the full post to Watch this Video.

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Mar 13 2014

Illinois NORML at the Slightly Stoopid show at the Aragon in Chicago Mar 14

If you’re at the Slightly Stoopid show this Friday, Mar 14 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, stop by and check out the Illinois NORML table to learn more about our organization and how you can get involved in ending cannabis prohibition!   Get Tickets

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