201905.31
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Illinois Will Soon Join a Growing List of States to Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use – How Might This Impact Employers’ Rights?

For any of our readers keeping up with the local news, you will have noticed that Illinois is no longer “considering” or “discussing” whether it should legalize marijuana for recreational use just as 10 other states have done over the past several years.  As public opinion on the issue of legalization of recreational marijuana relaxes…

201812.05
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Illinois Expands the Use of Medical Marijuana

Major changes are underway in Illinois when it comes to the use of medical marijuana. On August 28, 2018, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 336, a measure that significantly expands Illinois’ medical marijuana program by enabling patients to access medical marijuana in place of pharmaceutical opioid medications. The new law, known as the Alternative to Opioids Act,…

201502.13
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I&F Alerts Employers to New Issues Raised by Medical Marijuana Act

On February 10, 2015, Partner Steve Murdock and Attorney Michael Bantz hosted a seminar with the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce regarding the new Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act.  The seminar raised awareness of how the Act may affect employers, both generally and specifically in terms of Workers’ Compensation claims.  The seminar…