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Governor Pritzker signs bill expanding medical cannabis program

Kevin Young T.O. Odutayo August 20, 2019
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On August 9, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law Illinois Senate Bill 2023, which amends and makes permanent the State’s pilot medical cannabis program. The amendment will expand the number of patients who qualify for treatment under the program and include a social equity component. READ MORE

What’s new for medical cannabis facilities after the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act

Kevin Young T.O. Odutayo July 29, 2019
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With the passage of the June 25, 2019 Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, Illinois has legalized recreational cannabis use for adults 21 and older. The Act outlines new regulations for medical dispensaries, cultivation centers, and social equity components for medical facilities already operating under Illinois’ medical cannabis program. READ MORE

Thompson Coburn advises clients on state laws governing the business of cannabis to facilitate compliance with those state laws. Federal laws concerning cannabis currently conflict with state laws in states that have legalized cannabis or possession of cannabis. Although federal enforcement policy may at times defer to these states’ laws and not enforce conflicting federal laws, interested businesses and individuals should be aware that compliance with state law in no way assures compliance with federal law, and there is a risk that conflicting federal laws may be enforced in the future. In addition to this Cannabis-specific note, readers should review Thompson Coburn’s Conditions of Use / Disclaimers page containing other important information.