Media Awareness Project Drug News
  1. US IL: Editorial: An FBI fable: The Case Of The Cannabis Candidate

    Chicago Tribune, 08 Mar 2018 - There's a lot of truth-bending in political campaigns. Remember then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's false assertion in 2015 that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the 9/11 attacks? Or how about Hillary Clinton's tall tale in her 2008 campaign that on a trip to Bosnia, "I remember landing under sniper fire. aE& We just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base." That, too, didn't happen. Benjamin Thomas Wolf's Pinocchio moment is also a doozy.
  2. US IL: Bipartisan Effort Pushing To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    Daily Herald, 02 Mar 2018 - Legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use throughout the state is being revised to gain more bipartisan support in an effort to secure a veto-proof majority. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy and state Sen. Heather Steans introduced the bills last year, but the Chicago Democrats are rewriting some aspects to make the legislation more attractive to Republican counterparts.
  3. US IL: Republicans Signing On To Bills To Legalize Recreational

    Daily Herald, 02 Mar 2018 - East Dundee Republican state Rep. Allen Skillicorn, left, has co-sponsored a bill introduced by Chicago Democratic state Rep. Kelly Cassidy to legalize recreational use of marijuana in the state. Legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use throughout the state is being revised to gain more bipartisan support in an effort to secure a veto-proof majority.
  4. US IL: Legal Marijuana Question A Step Closer To Being On November

    Chicago Tribune, 01 Mar 2018 - The state Senate on Thursday voted to ask on the November ballot whether recreational use of marijuana should be legalized and taxed in Illinois. The ballot question would be only advisory, so even if voters approve, lawmakers still would have to act.
  5. US IL: Illinois Voters Could Be Asked In November About Legalizing

    Chicago Tribune, 22 Feb 2018 - Illinois voters could get a say whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana if lawmakers decide to put the question on November ballots. A state Senate committee advanced the idea on Wednesday, but a ballot question would be non-binding. That means it would work like a statewide public opinion poll and wouldn't legalize marijuana even if a majority of voters approve. Lawmakers who want to legalize the drug could get a political boost, though, if voters favor it.
  6. US IL: OPED: Medical Cannabis As A Replacement To Opioids Could

    Chicago Tribune, 09 Feb 2018 - On Wednesday, the Illinois Senate Executive Committee overwhelmingly passed SB336, a bill that would allow people with opioid prescriptions to apply for a medical marijuana card, with only Minority Leader Bill Brady, a Republican from Bloomington, voting no in a 16-1 decisive passing. If signed into law, SB336 would amend the medical marijuana program to allow those who are prescribed opioids to apply for medical marijuana instead, giving patients the ability to choose medical cannabis, which has consistently shown to be a safer alternative, over the highly addictive and often deadly opioids.
  7. US IL: Madigan Joins Attorneys General Pushing To Allow More Banks To

    Chicago Tribune, 23 Jan 2018 - CANNABIS COMPANIES As the legal marijuana industry navigates uncertainty on the federal level, state attorneys general are asking Congress to pass a law allowing banks to work with cannabis companies.
  8. US IL: AG: Girl Can Use Medical Marijuana At School

    Daily Herald, 12 Jan 2018 - CHICAGO -- The Latest on lawsuit to allow 11-year-old to receive marijuana treatment while at school. The Illinois attorney general's office has told a federal court it will allow a suburban Chicago school district to administer medical marijuana to an 11-year-old leukemia patient to treat her for seizure disorders.
  9. US IL: Parents File Suit To Allow Daughter To Use Medical Marijuana

    Chicago Tribune, 11 Jan 2018 - In a case that could have far-reaching implications, parents of an elementary school student who has leukemia are suing a Schaumburg-based school district and the state of Illinois for the right for her to take medical marijuana at school. Plaintiffs identified only as J.S. and M.S., parents of A.S., filed suit Wednesday claiming that the state's ban on taking the drug at school is unconstitutional because it denies the right to due process and violates the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).