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Medical marijuana cultivator makes historic debut as Chicago Marathon sponsor

Last weekend’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon featured a medical cannabis information piece from race sponsor Cresco Labs, a medical cannabis cultivation company based in Illinois. Read More

Medical marijuana grows under strict conditions as industry expands

In a warehouse in Joliet, hundreds of marijuana plants sway under high-intensity lights, taking in carbon dioxide-rich air, sucking up a constant feed of nutrients and bristling with buds. Read More

Inside One of the Chicago-Area’s Medical Marijuana Cultivation Centers

Conventional wisdom says that marijuana is easy to grow. But it’s one thing to grow pot plants in your dorm room. Professionals will tell you it’s a very different matter to grow them by the thousands for the state’s Medical Cannabis program and insure consistency from plant to plant. Read More

Weed is winning: 4 signs the marijuana business is booming

Mindy Segal, owner of Mindy’s Hot Chocolate in Chicago. She’s a big name in the pastry world. She’s the author of the award-winning cookbook “Cookie Love” and won the James Beard Foundation award for Outstanding Pastry Chef in 2012… she’s hooking up with Cresco Labs, which has three Illinois medical marijuana cultivation licenses. Read More

Cannabis Company’s Deal With Celebrity Chef Part of Growing Trend

Cresco Labs CEO Charles Bachtell has been going to Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, a well-known Chicago restaurant a short walk from his house, for about 10 years. Read More

Where the weed comes from: Peek inside one of Illinois’ secret medical cannabis farms

Standing outside the nondescript warehouse in Joliet Illinois, about an hour’s drive from Chicago, you probably wouldn’t suspect to find anything out of the ordinary behind its doors. Read More

Marijuana cultivation in Illinois is a professional operation

JOLIET — Bright lights, swirling air and the pungent odor of maturing buds laced with sticky oil from thousands of plants with distinctive green leaves greet visitors at Cresco Labs’ medical marijuana cultivation center. Read More

From airplane banners to ‘adopting’ highways, cannabis companies are getting their names out in creative ways

When runners in the Chicago Marathon last October opened the swag bag they were given for participating, they discovered – among other items – a pamphlet about Illinois’ medical cannabis program inside, courtesy a local MMJ clinic. Read More

This Award-Winning Chef Is Serious About Marijuana Edibles

The way things are going, it’s only a matter of time before a single chef will be able to boast of winning both a James Beard award and a HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup for best marijuana-infused edible. And, for the moment at least, Mindy Segal would appear to have the inside track. Read More

Acclaimed Pastry Chef, Mindy Segal, Joins The Medical Cannabis Industry

A James Beard Award-winning chef has partnered with Illinois’ largest medical marijuana producer to create a co-branded line of edibles. Mindy Segal will bring her considerable experience as an acclaimed pastry chef and author to Cresco Labs, Illinois’ most prolific cannabis cultivator and retailer.. Read More

Don’t Call Them “Pot Brownies,” Mindy Segal to Launch Line of Edibles

Illinois has joined a slew of states making strides towards the legalization of marijuana, the most recent of which opened the doors for medical marijuana industry. This enables the drug to treat patients who have been professionally diagnosed with diseases like cancer, HIV and muscular dystrophy. Last month, the first dispensaries opened throughout the sate — and soon some of them will carry a line of edibles created by pastry chef, Mindy Segal (Hot Chocolate). Read More

Chef Mindy Segal to make marijuana-infused edibles for medical pot patients

A top chef may soon be causing the munchies even as she satisfies them. Prominent Chicago chef Mindy Segal announced Tuesday she plans to create a line of cannabis-infused edible products for medical marijuana patients. Read More

Edibles Evolved: How an Award-Winning Pastry Chef is Transforming Cannabis-Infused Treats

We’re witnessing the slow but steady evolution of cannabis-infused edibles as the legalization movement continues to pick up steam. Gone are the days of yesteryear when your only option for an infused treat was a weedy-tasting brownie that you bit into and pretended to enjoy while surreptitiously picking stem remnants out of your teeth. Read More

This famous Chicago pastry chef is developing a line of marijuana sweets

Weed-loving celebrities such as Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg are cashing in on marijuana legalization by creating their own cannabis brands. But the latest famous face to launch a marijuana line is relying on her baking skills, not a reputation for partying, to sell her products. Read More

Not your average pot brownie: A real chef is making fancy marijuana edibles

Those who partake in marijuana edibles are mostly limited to gummy candies and baked goods, such as brownies. But if you’re a medical marijuana patient in Illinois, your edible choices are about to get fancy. Read More

High-End Edibles by Renowned Chefs Are the Next Big Thing in Weed

Segal, who won outstanding pastry chef in 2012 from the James Beard Foundation and runs Chicago’s highly praised Hot Chocolate Restaurant, announced she’s partnering with massive Illinois cannabis cultivator Cresco Labs to bring a line of fancy edibles to medical marijuana dispensaries around Illinois, where the state just approved 3,600 new medical marijuana patients, and five additional states. Read More

Tom Dick and Harry Advertising Chicago is high on medical cannabis in new Cresco Labs ads

After licenses to grow marijuana started being issued earlier this year, the medical cannabis business is now at the point where at least one major producer in Illinois, Cresco Labs, has tapped Tom Dick and Harry Advertising Chicago to develop an elaborate branding and ad campaign designed to raise awareness of medical cannabis. Read More

Cannabis Cultivator Makes Historic Debut at Chicago Marathon

Cresco Labs, Illinois’s largest approved grower of medical marijuana, sponsored last weekend’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, making Cresco the first-of-its-kind to sponsor a mainstream athletic event in the country. The company’s sponsorship marked the launch of a million dollar outreach campaign to promote educational information on medical cannabis. Read More