Midday News Links: Rauner Announces Medical Marijuana Licenses

By Chuck Sudo in News on Feb 3, 2015 7:30PM

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Don't expect Chicago's streets to be teeming with Mystery Machines like this van once the law goes into effect Jan. 1. (Photo credit: Viewminder)

  • Medical cannabis is closer to a reality in Illinois after Gov. Bruce Rauner announced 50 licenses were awarded to groups looking to open dispensaries in Illinois. Eighteen cultivation centers were also awarded licenses. [NBC Chicago]
  • And just in time, because a Florida company is offering a course in how to be a "budtender." (Don't call them dealers anymore.) [DNAInfo Chicago]
  • Former Chicago Bull Horace Grant recalls another time Michael Jordan was a dick in practice. [CBS Chicago]
  • As we noted Sunday, January in Illinois was drier and cooler than average, but still way better than last year. [Tribune]
  • With more snow in the forecast, the plows are still at the ready on Chicago's streets. [Sun-Times]