Articles on Medical Marijuana

Driver’s license and DUI-related implications for medical cannabis patients in Illinois By Jennifer Wirth Traffic Laws and Courts, June 2018 The emergence of medical cannabis in Illinois creates complex legal issues in many areas of practice, including administrative, civil, and criminal proceedings.
Medical marijuana cards in the union workplace By Darrell Steinberg Labor and Employment Law, May 2018 Recent arbitration cases arising in union shops give insight on why holding a medical marijuana card is not as simple as a “get out of jail free” card.
Medical marijuana attorneys can breathe easier when advising clients By Thomas E. Howard Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, October 2016 As a result of the recent decision in U.S. v. McIntosh, attorneys advising medical marijuana businesses can now breathe a sigh of relief.  The convoluted and conflicting field of state and federal statutes and case law just had a very large wrinkle ironed out.
IRC Section 280(e)’s impact on Illinois medical marijuana By James Creech Federal Taxation, June 2016 While the Illinois medical marijuana program faces many obstacles at the state level, its largest challenge may be the Internal Revenue code.
New amendments to the DUI provisions of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act By Larry A. Davis Traffic Laws and Courts, March 2015 While the Act has been amended to address a significant problem with its provisions, it continues to maintain others.
The Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program and launch of Women Grow Chicago By Emily N. Masalski Women and the Law, October 2014 On July 20, 2014, Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation to add the treatment of adults and children with seizures to the state’s Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act.
Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program By Hon. Edward M. Maloney Bench and Bar, January 2014 On January 1, 2014, Illinois joined 18 other states and the District of Columbia in removing state-level criminal penalties from the medical use of cannabis.

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