Long waits and some sticker shock, but Illinois recreational marijuana market launches with a roar, nearly $3.2M in sales

Published January 2, 2020 | By John Schroyer (This story has been updated to include the latest sales and transaction numbers supplied by Illinois officials.) CHICAGO – Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts – including Illinois’ lieutenant governor – turned out on a cold New Year’s Day to mark the historic start of adult-use cannabis sales in what could become one…

Illinois: Long waits and some sticker shock, but Illinois recreational marijuana market launches with a roar, nearly $3.2M in sales

Source: https://mjbizdaily.com/ By John Schroyer January 2, 2020 Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts – including Illinois’ lieutenant governor – turned out on a cold New Year’s Day to mark the historic start of adult-use cannabis sales in what could become one of the biggest U.S. recreational markets in the nation. According to the state’s Department of…

DWI’s, How big is the problem?

Source: Explosion by Nick Guli November 22, 2019 In the USA, nearly 30 people every day are killed due to a driver who is under the influence of alcohol, approximately one an hour. The combined cost of all alcohol-related crashes is a staggering 45 billion dollars. This is a severe problem that needs to be…

The RIDE Act’s embrace of inaccurate breathalyzers

Legislating around alcohol and driving using imperfect technology.   By Rick Berman – – Monday, November 18, 2019 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Most Americans are familiar with breathalyzers — devices commonly used by law enforcement to detect the blood-alcohol concentration level (BAC) of a driver. Although major legal repercussions hinge on the readings from these devices, rarely do people…