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Tuesday, August 26, 2014


as reported by the Associated Press.

August 26, 2014
The new medical marijuana program in Illinois is looking for health professionals and patients to serve on an advisory board.

The 15-member board will make recommendations about which medical conditions can be added to the list of those approved for medical marijuana use in the state.

Board members will be appointed by the governor. There is no compensation other than expenses.

Only patients with certain medical problems can apply for ID cards to use medical marijuana. But the new law allows the public to petition to add medical conditions to the list. The board will review the petitions, hold public hearings and make a written report based on experience and evidence-based medical research.

More information about how to apply can be found on the program's website

as posted by the State of Illinois...

Medical Cannabis Advisory Board 

August 25, 2014
Background check consent forms, updated FAQ's, and information about the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board and applications are now available here.
August 8, 2014
In order to provide time for patients, caregivers, and dispensary and cultivation center applicants to prepare all necessary materials, application information is now available online. No materials should be sent to the State at this time. More information can be found here.
July 18, 2014
On Tuesday, July 15, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules approved the rules for the medical cannabis pilot program from the Departments of Agriculture, Financial and Professional Regulation, Public Health, and Revenue. We greatly appreciate the many comments and suggestions that strengthened the Pilot Program rules. More information can be found here.
Welcome to the website for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program ("MCPP"). The MCPP implementation process formally begins January 1, 2014, on the Effective Date of the law.


Members of the public should be aware that full implementation of MCPP will take time. The State of Illinois is warning that it will not be legal for anyone to grow, offer to provide, or to possess, medical cannabis until licenses have been issued and the program is up and running. If you receive a solicitation, we recommend you report it to the hotline for the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division: 1-800-243-0618, or 1-877-844-5461 (TTY).
Illinois will be working diligently to create a transparent and thorough process to ensure access to medical cannabis for qualified individuals. This website will be the central location for implementation updates, draft and final administrative rules, application forms, FAQ's, press releases, and other materials. The State of Illinois is also collecting general comments and suggestions regarding the Pilot Program here.

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