​As Illinois prepares to get its medical marijuana program up and running, the pot industry converged on Chicago this past weekend to push the drug’s health benefits and increase awareness. The event took place on Saturday and Sunday, with local officials, marijuana experts, and pot advocates educating attendees on the drug’s benefits, proper use, and how the plant’s sale would be regulated. Other speakers also gave recommendations regarding how to cook with marijuana. Held at Chicago’s famous Navy Pier, the Cannabis Conference was put together by a nonprofit organization called My Compassion, which is made up of patients and educators who promote the positive effects of marijuana when used against various diseases, including cancer and multiple sclerosis. Read more, here:


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