Though steps ahead of some states, Illinois has had legal medical marijuana for a year with next-to-nothing to show for it yet. Many residents are not surprised by the slow bureaucracy of the state, but have high hopes for the future. Next week holds answers for some as the governer's term comes to an end and more information on medical marijuana business licensing will arise.
While 600 local patients have already been approved for a medical marijuana card, there's no place to actually buy the stuff. And after the state recently blew its self-imposed deadline to award business licenses to medical marijuana growers and dispensaries by the end of 2014, not a single business can even plant pot seeds.