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State of Cannabis
 
 

This week, NPR Illinois and other public radio stations have been airing a series of reports titled “The State of Cannabis. Public radio stations throughout Illinois joined forces to tackle the issue of marijuana as the state considers making recreational use legal. 

 
 
 
 
 

The Public health pros and cons. Moderated by NPR Illinois News Director Sean Crawford, joined by NPR Illinois reporter Jaclyn Driscoll and with the panel of experts. Cash bar available.

Thursday, May 2
5:30 p.m.
Anvil and Forge Brewery
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In today's legal marijuana market, there is more than just a typical joint to get high. JACLYN DRISCOLL / NPR ILLINOIS 
 
 
BY JACLYN DRISCOLL

In today’s legal marijuana market, there is more than just a typical joint to get high. There are cookies, gummies, weed-infused drinks and more. But, there are few studies available in the United States that examine the long-term effects of these different products.

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The Carver office of Heartland Health Services is located on W. John Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria. CREDIT TANYA KOONCE / PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO 
 
 
BY TANYA KOONCE

We are taking a closer look at what the legalization of cannabis could mean for Illinois. The State of Cannabis is a collaborative reporting effort by public radio stations across the state. This piece in the series looks at the potential health care considerations of recreational marijuana.

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Stephenson County farmer Ron Fluegel. He's looking to grow hemp to make CBD oil. 
 
 
BY GUY STEPHENS

Northwestern Illinois’ Stephenson County is one area where changes in the status of cannabis are being embraced. The people doing it are not necessarily the ones you’d expect.

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