In Illinois Marijuana now possible pain alternative to addictive opioids

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law allowing medical marijuana to be used as a painkiller instead of highly addictive opioids. The law the Republican signed Tuesday is effective immediately. It allows physicians to temporarily prescribe cannabis for pain… Continue Reading

This Bill In Congress Could Bring Top Marijuana Companies To The U.S.

Canopy Growth (CGC) reportedly said it would be able to “move ahead” into the U.S. if legislation were in place preventing the federal government from interfering with state cannabis policies, as marijuana stocks eye a potentially friendlier U.S. market. While… Continue Reading

Wrigley billionaire moves from chewing gum to medical marijuana

(Bloomberg)—The scion of a family that made a fortune in chewing gum is moving into pot. William Wrigley Jr. II, who helped orchestrate the sale of his family’s business to Mars Inc. in 2008, led a $65 million investment round… Continue Reading

Just how big will Illinois’ marijuana business become?

Chicago’s Green Thumb Industries has high hopes, not only for itself but others in the legalized cannabis industry in Illinois. But while GTI may grow into one of the largest marijuana growers and distributors, the state’s odds of becoming a… Continue Reading