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Health Care: The Illinois Chamber Goes Neutral on Marijuana Legislation 

The Illinois Senate approved a measure on May 29 for the legalization of recreational cannabis. Given the political headwinds on the issue as well as the numbers in the Legislature there and the Illinois Governor’s support, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce changed its position from opposed to neutral with the following caveat and request to lawmakers: Make Illinois’ recreational [...]

2019-06-14T14:27:20-04:00June 14th, 2019|

Indiana Chamber Announces Top Legislative Priorities for 2019

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  The Indiana Chamber of Commerce wants the state Legislature to take the next steps in skilling up the workforce and fast track a water plan for the state. These priorities were among those announced today at the business organization’s annual legislative preview in Indianapolis, where General Assembly leaders also took part in a panel discussion looking ahead [...]

2018-11-19T13:33:08-04:00November 19th, 2018|

Chamber Testifies Against Medical Marijuana in Study Committee

Last month, the Indiana Chamber weighed in on the General Assembly’s public hearing on legalizing  the use of marijuana for medical purposes, stating: “The Indiana Chamber opposes the legalization of marijuana in any form for recreational use. The Chamber is opposed to medical or therapeutic use until consistent safety and effectiveness in clinical trials exists, as indicated by the [...]

2018-11-06T23:57:28-04:00November 7th, 2018|

Medical Marijuana in Federal Spotlight

As the Indiana Chamber starts gearing up for discussions this summer on the subject of medical marijuana in the Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services, things are heating up in Congress on the issue. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released what appears to be a bipartisan marijuana legislation reform bill last [...]

2018-06-15T13:18:55-04:00June 15th, 2018|