Credit: Clay Hickson In Illinois, a cancer diagnosis doesn’t guarantee access to medical marijuana Doctors have been reluctant to prescribe cannabis—even to patients battling serious illnesses. Credit: Clay Hickson Is legal weed in Illinois a pipe dream? Nationwide polls show growing support for legal recreational use, but even advocates say Illinois isn’t ready for that conversation. Credit: Jennifer Olson The marijuana edibles business in Illinois is no cakewalk—just ask Mindy Segal Hot Chocolate’s famed pastry chef is slated to roll out her first cannabis-infused treats this month. But the career move hasn’t been easy, even for a James Beard Award winner. Credit: Clay Hickson Why can’t Illinois patients grow their own weed? Pro-medical-marijuana lawmakers and activists say homegrown weed won’t take root any time soon in the Prairie State. Credit: David Sampson Put down the vaporizer, pick up an artisan pipe Puff, puff, pass these artist-made smoking devices.