Medical marijuana is displayed at the state-licensed beMindful marijuana dispensary in Denver, Colorado. | Dustin Park/Sun-Times Media
DENVER — When a customer seeking medical marijuana comes into the dispensary on Colfax Street, Jamie Murray wants to know: How do you want to feel? Each type of marijuana has different effects. “If somebody wants to feel a little bit more stimulated, I’m going to point them in the direction of the sativa. If they want to feel a little bit more euphoric, I’ll go with a hybrid,” said Murray, a “budtender” at the beMindful dispensary.
Marco Vasquez, chief of Police for Erie, Colorado, discusses how legalizing marijuana affects law enforcement. | Dustin Park/Sun-Times
Despite Illinois’ attempt to have total control over the new industry before plants are sprouting, patients using marijuana and entrepreneurs will have issues to contend with. Chief among them is the discord between federal and state law.
When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button issues.
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.
More often than not, when healthcare reform is brought up, the impact and the interests of businesses are lumped together, as if each faces with the same challenges as the next.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, isn't holding back when it comes to Ebola, and went on CNN's State of the Union to blast President Barack Obama for how he's handling the situation.
This Jan. 17, 2013, photo provided by Anita Sarkeesian shows her with vintage video game machines in MInneapolis. Sarkeesian has canceled a speech at Utah State University after learning the school would allow concealed firearms despite an anonymous threat against her. | AP Photo/Alex Lazara
We can assume that the men threatening to rape and murder Anita Sarkeesian were not doing so because they wanted to disseminate her observations about sexism in the video gaming world to as wide an audience as possible.
NEW YORK — A 73-year-old New York woman has discovered her official voter registration card lists her birth year as 1850, aging her by a whopping 91 years.
Chicago-area school board elections aren’t until April 7, but one potential candidate is already making waves in the northwest suburbs: He’s a Schiller Park School District 81 parent and former Bellwood official who was indicted in 2012.
From the 2007-08 fiscal year to 2014-15, state spending on K-12 education in Illinois fell 9.3 percent, or $222 per student, after adjusting for inflation, according to a study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-of-center Washington think tank.
Gerry Allen, a resident of North Lawndale on Chicago’s West Side, suffered for years with unmanaged diabetes. But, thanks to an expanded community health initiative launched in April 2012 between a local hospital and an insurance provider, he did something he thought he’d never do.
First responders wear full biohazard suits while responding to the report of a woman with Ebola-like symptoms at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit White Rock Station on Saturday in Dallas, Texas. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
WASHINGTON — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday.
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