Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » What’s next for cannabis?
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
What’s next for cannabis?

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019

* Tom Schuba takes a look at the future of cannabis legalization here. As the sponsors noted yesterday, the General Assembly has passed new laws related to alcohol just about every year since Prohibition ended and cannabis will likely be the same

Anyone over the age of 21 can already order up pot products for delivery in California, Nevada and Oregon, according to O’Keefe.

Deliveries of recreational marijuana will also kick off when sales start next year in Michigan, the first state in the midwest to legalize recreational pot, as well as the following year in Colorado, O’Keefe said. Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission delayed voting last month on regulations related to the delivery and social consumption of weed, according to The Republican.

While home cannabis deliveries came up during Illinois’ last legislative session, Cassidy said she and fellow lawmakers wanted to wait until the initial legalization bill had passed to address those types of sales.

“That opens up a layer of issues that I don’t think we were prepared to address,” said Cassidy, who was deterred by reports of medical marijuana delivery drivers being robbed in Michigan. “That’s something that is likely another bill for another time.”

Dan Linn, executive director of the Illinois chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, echoed some of Cassidy’s safety concerns but also noted that the delivery business would likely be easier to crack into than other aspects of the legal pot industry that require hefty, non-refundable application fees and other barriers to entry.

They have smart phone apps for weed delivery service in California. You can be sitting at an outdoor cafe sipping on a pink lemonade and, poof, just like that, the delivery person arrives with your order.

…Adding… I somehow forgot to include this…



* Related…

* Pot to be legal here in 2020: On Tuesday, Rep. David Welter, a Morris Republican, applauded legalization. “Today is an affirmation of individual liberty. Adult use of cannabis should be a personal choice,” he said. “Beyond that, I am proud of our commitment that 20 percent of the revenue generated by legalization will go toward funding for mental health and substance-abuse services in Illinois. An additional 10 percent will go to pay down the state’s backlog of unpaid bills, which directly benefits hospitals, health care, and social-service providers in every community across the state.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        

22 Comments »
  1. - Amalia - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 9:48 am:

    totally appropriate topic as the US Supreme Court today said that the 2 year residency requirement to obtain a liquor sales license in Tennessee is struck down and that was a 21st amendment issue. pot law will be an interesting field.


  2. - A Well-Regulated Commenter - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 9:52 am:

    “poof” Nice job, Rich.


  3. - @misterjayem - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 9:53 am:

    “What’s next for cannabis?”

    Homegrown?

    – MrJM


  4. - Fax Machine - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 9:54 am:

    Municipalities will be updating their zoning laws for cannabis over the next few months


  5. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 9:55 am:

    “You can be sitting at an outdoor cafe sipping on a pink lemonade and, poof, just like that, the delivery person arrives with your order.”

    Now we’re talking.

    Colorado just legalized social marijuana use, where customers will be able to smoke in places like dispensaries, hotels, cafes etc.

    We took an enormous first step and should move forward in time, hopefully sooner than later.


  6. - njt - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 9:56 am:

    ==Homegrown?==

    $200 permit in January /s


  7. - supplied_demand - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 9:56 am:

    Delivery services already exist in Chicago.


  8. - Baloneymous - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 9:57 am:

    Don’t we first need to address the clear violation of the supremacy clause in the US constitution mentioned by Grant Wehrli yesterday. /s


  9. - don the legend - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 10:08 am:

    I know some folks who have been delivering cannabis for years and years. :)


  10. - DuPage Saint - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 10:30 am:

    I don’t want to go as far as Colorado. Glad Illinois does not allow smoking in public. Can’t stand cigarette smoke andwe are done with that. Don’t want smoke from weed either. Otherwise smoke away but not in public


  11. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 10:35 am:

    “Don’t want smoke from weed either.”

    Those who don’t want “smoke from weed” don’t have to go to establishments where marijuana smoking is allowed. If politicians and voters support social consumption, we’ll have it. Who will opponents be to say otherwise?


  12. - Anyone Remember - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 10:48 am:

    Grandson of Man -
    Smoke is not good for the lungs, and if it is allowed in a business, people who go into the establishment as part of their job (utility workers, delivery people, etc.) will be forced to breathe it as part of their employment.


  13. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 11:05 am:

    “Smoke is not good for the lungs”

    Drinking is not good for the liver, smoking cigarettes is not good for the lungs, overeating junk food is not good, etc. That’s nobody’s business but those who consume, unless they do it irresponsibly, like drunk driving or smoking cigarettes in public establishments and buildings where it’s not allowed.

    If people don’t like marijuana smoke they don’t have to work at social smoking establishments. It’s that easy to avoid.


  14. - Blue Dog Dem - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 11:41 am:

    Whats next for cannabis? Dont know, whats the buzzz around Springfield?


  15. - Cheryl44 - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 11:45 am:

    Your consumption of alcohol has no impact on my liver. Your smoke exhalation–tobacco or pot–in my presence could have an impact on my respiratory system. So yeah, I’d prefer you keep your smoke away from me.


  16. - Lt Guv - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 12:08 pm:

    Cheryl44 nails it. Your smoke affects me. The other behaviors don’t, assuming one isn’t driving.


  17. - vole - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 12:35 pm:

    Claims to the unenviable historical record of the last Illinoisan busted for possession of less than 30 grams.


  18. - A Jack - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 12:43 pm:

    I would like to see weed allowed at open air concerts that are age restricted to 21, and the use endorsed by the performer and the venue. And the concert should advertise that weed would be allowed.


  19. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 12:47 pm:

    “So yeah, I’d prefer you keep your smoke away from me.”

    In marijuana consumption establishments, no smoke would go on you unless you choose to go there or work there. What right do people have to stop consenting adults from smoking marijuana at specific establishments?


  20. - ChrisB - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 12:49 pm:

    I visited San Francisco last weekend. The whole place smelled like weed. At the bars, the people outside weren’t smoking tobacco products.

    I was initially on the “You do you” legalization train, but I do hope that there are some regulations on when and where people can light up.


  21. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 1:03 pm:

    “but I do hope that there are some regulations on when and where people can light up”

    I absolutely agree that there should be restrictions. At the same time, if there are marijuana smoking establishments, people can go there to smoke and not bother those who don’t want to be around it. It would be better for tourists, anyway, so they can have places to smoke and create more jobs and revenue.


  22. - XonXoff - Wednesday, Jun 26, 19 @ 3:46 pm:

    – Your consumption of alcohol has no impact on my liver. Your smoke exhalation–tobacco or pot–in my presence could have an impact on my respiratory system. So yeah, I’d prefer you keep your smoke away from me. –

    I can respect that. I have similar issues with bullets.


TrackBack URI

This is not Facebook, so uncivil comments, profanity of any kind, rumors and anonymous commenters will not be tolerated and will likely result in banishment.



* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* *** LIVE COVERAGE ***
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............


Loading


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller