Weed cafes in Illinois? People could be allowed to smoke marijuana (not tobacco) at bars, restaurants under new law.

Legalization includes an exemption to the Smoke-Free Illinois Act ban on indoor smoking, letting cities decide whether to allow on-site use at bars, restaurants, theaters, even new cannabis smoke lounges. Source: https://chicago.suntimes.com/ By Tom Schuba Jun 28, 2019 Since 2008, it’s been illegal to smoke indoors at most public places in Illinois. But smoking could…

Health groups want alcohol labels to warn of cancer risk

Consumers and health advocates are pressing for an update on labels established in 1988 Source: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/ By Mark Huffman 06/27/2019 A coalition of consumer and public health organizations is asking the U.S. government to change warning labels on alcoholic beverages to tell consumers of potential cancer risks. Alcoholic beverages already carry a warning not to…

ABL Weekly – Issue 389 | July 5, 2019

ABL Weekly – Issue 389 | July 5, 2019 ​MEETINGS & EVENTS July 9-10 – ABL Summer Board Meeting | Madison, WI July 29-31 – ECRS Ignite 19 Retail Success Conference | Nashville, TN August 9-11 – TWSRA 2019 Annual Meeting | Gatlinburg, TN August 25-27 – Center for Alcohol Policy 12th Annual Conference | Boston, MA September 9-11 –…

ABL Weekly – Issue 388 | June 28, 2019

ABL Weekly – Issue 388 | June 28, 2019 Friday, June 28, 2019                 Issue 388 ​MEETINGS & EVENTS July 9-10 – ABL Summer Board Meeting | Madison, WI July 29-31 – ECRS Ignite 19 Retail Success Conference | Nashville, TN August 9-11 – TWSRA 2019 Annual Meeting | Gatlinburg, TN August…

Police ‘unprepared’ for pot-impaired drivers in Illinois, law enforcement leaders say

Source: https://herald-review.com/ June 19, 2019 Illinois law-enforcement officials are “incredibly unprepared” for the potential upswing in impaired driving that could result from legalization of recreational use of marijuana. That view of the impact of House Bill 1438 came from a Chicago-area police officer spearheading a pilot program to develop a roadside chemical test for marijuana.…