skip to Main Content
Deadline today for marijuana businesses

CHICAGO (AP) — With a Monday afternoon deadline approaching, people who want to own medical marijuana businesses in Illinois are hurrying to complete their applications for a limited number of permits.

Two state agencies — the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Department of Agriculture — are accepting applications for dispensaries and cultivation centers until 3 p.m. today.

The state’s new medical marijuana law went into effect Jan. 1, but the first crop can’t be planted until permits for growers are issued later this year. The law prohibits patients from growing their own cannabis. [Read More]

Rob Meagher

Rob Meagher

Rob Meagher, CBE’s Founder, President and Editor-in-Chief is a 30 year veteran of the media world. His career has spanned from stints representing the Washington Post, USA Weekend, Reader’s Digest, Financial World & Corporate Finance to the technology world where he worked at International Data Group and Ziff Davis where he was part of the launch team for The Web Magazine, Yahoo Internet Life, Smart Business and Expedia Travels before starting his own marketing and Publisher’s Representative Firm. He also ran all print and online media sales and marketing for the Society for Human Resource Management before partnering with Forbes and then Fortune to create Special Sections covering a variety of topics. Rob, who started CBE Press in 2014, can be contacted at [email protected]

Recent Stories

Marijuana industry reps try to sell state lawmakers on process to help reduce testing costs in Oklahoma

Cannabis industry representatives told Oklahoma lawmakers during an interim study Monday that adopting standard practices used by food and drug makers could make medical marijuana cheaper and safer. They tried to sell lawmakers on process validation, a system where data is collected at different stages of manufacturing to ensure safety. Apothecary Farms and Apothecary Extracts…

Wait a Minute Mr. Postman: USPS Nixes Cannabis and Hemp ENDS in the Mail

by Hilary Bricken, Principal, Harris Bricken Back in 2015, we wrote about the U.S. Postal Service (“USPS”) taking issue with companies placing cannabis ads in the mail. In a written notice dated November 27, 2015, issued by the Portland, Oregon, District Mailing Requirements Office, the USPS  explained: [i]f a mailpiece contains an advertisement for marijuana,…

Montana regulators preparing rules ahead of recreational marijuana launch

The first day of adult-use marijuana sales in Montana will be Jan. 1, 2022. Montana Department of Revenue leaders say they’re confident that they’ll be ready for that important date, but there’s a lot of work to do over the next two months. “The deadlines are aggressive,” said Kristan Barbour, administrator of the department’s Cannabis…

New York Cannabis Board Calls Free Marijuana Samples Illegal

The head of the state’s Cannabis Control Board has declared businesses giving away marijuana as a promotion with the purchase of an overpriced T-shirt, lighter or other item are breaking the law. Tremaine Wright, the former state Assembly member who chairs the regulatory body for New York’s newborn marijuana industry, addressed the increasingly common practice…

More Categories

Back To Top
×Close search
Search