SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (May 30, 2019) – The Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois issued the following statements in response to legislative progress in Springfield, as legislators move forward with proposals to make the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program permanent (MCPP) and to legalize adult-use of cannabis in Illinois:

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (May 7, 2019) — In an effort to address an Illinois child-welfare system plagued with tragedy, state legislators have teamed up to form the DCFS [Department of Child and Family Services] Child Welfare Reform Caucus and proposed an initial set of reforms through legislation to be considered this week.
 

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (May 6, 2019) — A group of Illinois lawmakers are uniting to put a renewed focus on safety challenges facing the state’s child-welfare system, through the creation of a new DCFS Child Welfare Reform Caucus and new legislation.
 

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (May 3, 2019) — The following statement was issued Thursday by Illinois House Progressive Caucus Reps. Ammons (co-chair), Guzzardi (co-chair), Mah (co-chair), Villanueva (treasurer), Ramirez (secretary), Cassidy, Gabel, Harris, Mason, Moeller, Ortiz, Robinson, Stava-Murray, and West.

"We strongly disagree with the passage of SB689.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (April 15, 2019) — As discussions at the Capitol continue on adult-use of cannabis, Illinois is moving ahead with plans to expand and make permanent the help that medical-cannabis has provided to thousands of people.
 

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (March 25, 2019) — Two major pieces of energy legislation from the state Capitol have led to Illinois consumers paying billions of dollars in higher electric rates, a trio of consumer groups cautioned today.
 

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (March 11, 2019) — Four years after its debut, a new statewide study from regional school superintendents finds Illinois’ serious teacher shortage continues to worsen, especially in school districts in central and southern Illinois.
 

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (March 5, 2019) — Fed up with delayed and denied state payments that are compromising quality health-care for the most vulnerable, state legislators joined safety-net hospitals today to call for landmark reform of managed care companies under Illinois’ Medicaid program.
 

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (March 4, 2019) — Fed up with delayed and denied state payments that are compromising quality health-care for the most vulnerable, state legislators will join safety-net hospitals to call for landmark reform of managed care companies under Illinois’ Medicaid program.
 

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (February 27, 2019) — As a legislative committee digs into the issue, Illinois House Democrats are pushing a package of bills this spring that aim to make prescription drugs more accessible, affordable and accountable.
 

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