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First medical cannabis dispensary in Champaign ready for business

By Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor

May 27, 2016

The first medical cannabis dispensary in Champaign, Phoenix Botanical, officially opened Monday, May 2.  The dispensary located at 1704 S. Neil St. previously hosted a soft opening Friday, April 29 by appointment only. For Dan Linn, manager of Phoenix Botanical, the soft opening allowed h...

UIPD discusses medical marijuana legality on campus

UIPD discusses medical marijuana legality on campus

By Joseph Longo

February 25, 2016

Two years after legalizing medical marijuana, the state is just beginning to approve new patients. Yet as more citizens receive their medical marijuana cards, state colleges face a conflict.Although the State of Illinois legalized medical cannabis use, the University of Illinois Student Code bans al...

Champaign medical cannabis dispensary prepares to open, eight conditions pending approval from Rauner

Champaign medical cannabis dispensary prepares to open, eight conditions pending approval from Rauner

By Joe Longo

January 28, 2016

Twenty-two body bags were sprawled out in front of the Abraham Lincoln statue at the Illinois State Capitol Building on Wednesday.The body bags represented the estimated number of veterans who commit suicide everyday, according to the United States Department of Veteran Affairs; Medical Cannabis Outr...

Gallup poll shows majority of Americans support legalizing recreational marijuana

By Brittney Nadler

November 7, 2013

A majority of Americans support legalizing recreational marijuana for the first time since 1969 with support split between Democrats and Republicans, according to a recent Gallup poll. According to the poll, 65 percent of Democrats and 35 percent of Republicans favor legalization. Both parties have se...