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1950Brutus - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It seems it would be difficult to pay "disorderly conduct" fines when making minimum wage. Or maybe there is a government program for this?? Comparing this movement to the civil rights movement is laughable. If they want to be taken seriously they need to drop this.
pullthisleg - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Nope it was always me who posted the original message. Any person that thinks a fast food worker should make $15 per hour can not be reasoned with or partake in any kind of logical conversation. Go ahead give them $15 an hour and see what happens. I'll give you a hint, the rich franchise owners will still be rich and all of the financial genius' that fought for this big raise will be unemployed…
ONCEMORE1 - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The problem here is they don't include smart phones, tattooes, gold chains, piercings, nose rings and other "necessities"........
WarCry - REBEL MEDIA: "Stay out!" - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Exactly. I hate even suggesting that's the case when people want to rally around the "poor, helpless guy with the camera, being abused by the big, evil government flunky!", but I've seen it happen way, way to often to ignore the possibility.
WarCry - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Sorry for the confusion, I was typing fast. What I meant was the Cost of Living makes the $0.75 equivalent to $8.00 now (or $8.02, to be precise). What I meant about not keeping up is the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25/hour.

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Advisers: Proposed marijuana rules are fair

5 months, 2 weeks ago From Associated Press

Advisers to businesses hoping to get into Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program say the proposed rules for getting into the industry would be financially burdensome but fair and likely wouldn't hinder the application process, which is expected to be highly competitive.

The state's revenue, agriculture, and financial and professional regulation departments on Friday released proposed regulations for the new program. Public comments on the proposed rules will be taken until Feb. 27.

Consultants and lawyers for potential medical marijuana business owners say the expensive, rigorous process is in line with other states. But some users are concerned the large businesses likely to own dispensaries and cultivation centers may not produce a cheaper and high-quality medicine for consumers.

Applicants for retail dispensary stores would need $400,000 on hand, with verification of how they acquired the money. The proposed rules also call for about $50,000 in application, registration and annual fees.

"Clearly, what the state of Illinois is attempting to do is stop people who have income coming in from elicit sources like the drug trade," said Nicholas Williams, an attorney for HW Holdings in Bloomington who owns medical supply stores in the region. He said his company is interested in expanding to medical marijuana dispensaries.

He called the application "beyond complex" and expects it to likely require hundreds of pages of business plans. He said the selection process will be competitive.

"You better know the color of the paint on the walls, otherwise you're going to have trouble getting picked," Williams said.

The proposed rules also say that 21 of the 60 dispensaries required under the law would be outside of the Chicago area.

The application process for cultivation centers is similar. The state would charge a $100,000 annual renewal permit fee and $25,000 application fee under the proposed rules. No single person or entity would be allowed to have more than three cultivation center permits. They'll need $250,000 in liquid assets available.

Bradley Vallerius, a consultant for medical marijuana business owners, said these rules are fair and similar to states such as Colorado and Massachusetts. Vallerius, who wrote a book on Illinois medical marijuana law, is working to pool together different people and businesses to own a cultivation center. He said he is focused more on central and southern Illinois districts because the Chicago area is likely to be very competitive.

But Julie Falco, who uses cannabis to treat her multiple sclerosis, fears the rules will make the drug too pricey. She said higher state costs for businesses could mean more expenses for marijuana users.

"It's definitely the concern amongst a lot of patients," Falco said. "Are we going to get a reasonable amount of medicine that we have to completely break the bank on?"

The Department of Public Health has issued proposed regulations that would require medical marijuana patients to be fingerprinted, undergo a background check and pay $150 a year to get special photo identification.

"It's clear this is a merit-based system. This is not, `Hey, I've got some money. I qualify for it. Pull my name out of a hat.' There is going to be a rigorous review of applications," Williams said.


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