Who says marijuana has to be smoked? A new line of cannabis-infused beverages will roll out in Illinois next summer. – Herald & Review

{{featured_button_text}} Illinoisans looking to drink their weed will soon have more cans to slide into their beverage fridge. Canadian pot firm Canopy Growth, which is partly owned by beer and…

Cannabis Dispensary Opens In Northbrook – Northbrook, IL Patch

NORTHBROOK, IL — Greenhouse Group opened a 9,982 square-foot cannabis dispensary Thursday at 755 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook. A ribbon-cutting ceremony, in partnership with the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce, was held.…

High Times Cannabis Cup Digital Awards Illinois

News By High Times Posted on September 29, 2020 The High Times Cannabis Cup in Illinois released their winners list today Best Indica Flower Florida Orange — Revolution Cannabis Velvet…

Revolution Cannabis triumphs in Illinois’ Cannabis Cup

Revolution Global Brands won big at this year’s Cannabis Cup in Illinois, dubbed the People’s Choice Edition after the company was announced the winner in six out of the cup’s…

Revolution nearly sweeps the Illinois Cannabis Cup, but reviewers question process – Chicago Tribune

While previous Cannabis Cups around the world typically have featured celebrity judges such as Snoop Dogg or industry insiders, this time the process was different, in part due to the…

The Winners of The Cannabis Cup Illinois: People's Choice Edition 2020 – High Times

The COVID-19 pandemic can’t keep the Cannabis Cup down! For our People’s Choice Edition tour, we made a stop in Illinois, where folks thriving in the cannabis space stepped up…

The Winners of The Cannabis Cup Illinois: People’s Choice Edition 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic can’t keep the Cannabis Cup down! For our People’s Choice Edition tour, we made a stop in Illinois, where folks thriving in the cannabis space stepped up…

Vermont Lawmakers Send Legislation to Regulate Cannabis Sales to Governor, Illinois Gives Dispensary Applicants Another Shot at Licensing Lottery: Week in Review – Cannabis Dispensary

Roseland, NJ – September 25, 2020 – PRESS RELEASE – After keeping New Jersey residents quarantined for months, the coronavirus is impacting what voters think about legalizing cannabis for recreational…

New vaping-related deaths in Illinois and Missouri – RADIO.COM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — A fourth death now in Illinois tied to vaping prompts local doctors to renew their call for people not to use e-cigarettes.  And in Missouri, the second…

Cannabis sales in Illinois to out-of-state residents nearly doubles – Washington Examiner

Despite the pandemic, cannabis sales in Illinois continue to increase. But it’s not just in-state sales. Sales to out-of-state consumers in Illinois has nearly doubled since January. Of the nearly…

Cannabis Sales In Illinois To Out-Of-State Residents Nearly Doubles

News By MRR Staff Posted on September 24, 2020 Of the $64m in adult-use sales for Aug, $17.2m was “out-of-state resident sales” Despite the pandemic, cannabis sales in Illinois continue…

Vaping death in Illinois has physicians concerned – RADIO.COM

Local physicians renew their concerns about vaping — in light of last week’s first reported death from vaping in Illinois.  On Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced it…

Illinois lawmakers to consider flavored vaping ban – RADIO.COM

CHICAGO (KMOX/AP) — Illinois lawmakers will consider legislation this fall that would outlaw flavored vaping products and ban electronic cigarette use in indoor public spaces.  State Rep. Deb Conroy (D-Villa Park) sponsored the…

Watch Live: Gov. Pritzker to Discuss Process for Illinois Cannabis Dispensary Licenses – NBC Chicago

(Note: Watch the press conference live at 12:45 p.m. in the player above) Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is set to discuss Tuesday how the state plans to ensure fairness when…

After Uproar Over Process, Applicants Will Get A 2nd Chance To Qualify For A Cannabis Retail License In Illinois

News By MRR Staff Posted on September 22, 2020 J.B. Pritzker announced a procedure to let applicants correct their applications Business owners hoping to open recreational marijuana shops in Illinois…

MedMen In Downtown Oak Park Illinois To Expand By 2,000 Square Feet

News By Chicago Tribune Posted on September 17, 2020 MedMen also will make a range of other improvements The MedMen marijuana dispensary in downtown Oak Park is planning to expand…

Illinois Cannabis Sales Peak Record High In August

News By Benzinga Posted on September 15, 2020 73% of buyers were in-state residents while 27% were out-of-state On Tuesday, Illinois released its data on cannabis sales for the month…

Webinar Recording: NCIA Committee Insights – What’s Going On With Social Equity In Illinois?

[embedded content] In case you missed it, watch the recording of this webinar from Wednesday, July 15, 2020. NCIA’s #IndustryEssentials webinars are our weekly educational series featuring a variety of…

Illinois Lawsuit Lashes Out at 'Politically Connected' Licensing Process – Cannabis Dispensary

Let’s face it: Running a profitable cannabis dispensary is not as easy as you thought it would be. Whether you were once running a plumbing business or a Wall Street…

Free-Market Group Says To Combat Cannabis Business Inequities, Illinois Regulators Should Lift Limits On Licenses – Patch.com

By Greg Bishop A free-market think tank said Illinois lawmakers should make the state’s adult-use cannabis industry more equitable by lifting the limits on how many licenses are available. About…

Finalist for Illinois marijuana dispensary licenses also works for firm that graded applications

Hamd Kamal is a risk management consultant for KPMG, which is being paid nearly $4.2 million through a no-bid contract with the state to evaluate applicants. An employee of the…

Illinois Cannabis License Lottery Is Unconstitutional: Lawsuit – Evanston, IL Patch

CHICAGO — Attorneys for a group of unsuccessful applicants for cannabis dispensary licenses asked a federal judge to order the state to either change the scores on their applications or…

Growing concern over lottery process for Illinois cannabis dispensary licenses – week.com

Springfield, IL – Several lawmakers from the Black and Latino caucuses feel blindsided by the lottery process for recreational cannabis licenses. Over 700 groups applied, but now only 21 finalists…

Illinois Considers Ethical Implications of Cannabis License Lottery – High Times

Illinois social justice advocates and cannabis applicants alike are speaking up, claiming that the lottery system used to determine cannabis license holders in the state does not give fair opportunities…

700 Applicants, 21 Finalists: Some Hopefuls Aren’t Happy About Who’s Still In The Running For Illinois’ 75 Dispensary Licenses

News By Chicago Tribune Posted on September 8, 2020 Illinois’ recreational marijuana law laid out social equity rules When Illinois put 75 licenses to operate recreational marijuana dispensaries up for…

Illinois marijuana shop finalists include firms backed by ex-top cop Terry Hillard, restaurateur Phil Stefani: ‘Doesn’t sound … like social equity’

A day after state officials announced that just 21 applicants would be included in an coming lottery to determine the winners of the next round of cannabis dispensary licenses, minority…

Illinois: 75 cannabis shop licenses to be awarded in lottery that includes just 21 applicants; losing firms ‘shocked’

State officials announced Thursday the next round of long-delayed and highly sought after cannabis dispensary licenses will be awarded in a lottery later this month. The 21 qualifying applicants for…

21 Cannabis Dispensary Applicants Included in Lottery to Award 75 Licenses in Illinois

Green Thumb Industries (GTI) is one of the world’s largest cannabis companies. In two quarters of 2020, business has already doubled since last year. In May, GTI announced first quarter…

Illinois Grants Approvals For 75 Cannabis Shops – Benzinga

After months of stalling and delaying granting recreational marijuana licenses to cannabis entrepreneurs in Illinois, dispensary permits will be awarded in a lottery in the weeks to come. According to the Chicago Sun Times,…

The Greenhouse Group Opening One Of The Largest Dispensaries In Illinois

News By ABC News Posted on September 3, 2020 The dispensary will exclusively feature a line of Blues Brothers-themed products The Greenhouse Group will open one of the largest marijuana…

How to Become a Budtender in Illinois

Do you want to learn how to become a budtender in Illinois? Illinois’ surging demand for adult-use cannabis has prompted many marijuana dispensaries across the state to search for experienced…

Illinois cannabis consumers now have more ways to dial in their experience with the launch of new CBD/THC ratio product from Wana Brands

PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO (August 25, 2020) — Wana Brands, America’s favorite cannabis-infused product manufacturer, has expanded its Illinois offerings to include its popular Exotic Yuzu 2:1 CBD/THC ratio option, through…