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Illinois To Consider Expanding Medical Marijuana Program

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Illinois To Consider Expanding Medical Marijuana Program

Springfield, MO (KTRS)  Efforts continue to expand Illinois’ medical marijuana program. Next week’s meeting of the state’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board could lead to new recommendations, but Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration has twice before rejected the board’s suggestions. This time, the expert panel will discuss petitions submitted during January. Fifteen conditions are on the agenda. […]

Illinois To Consider Expanding Medical Marijuana Program

Springfield, MO (KTRS)  Efforts continue to expand Illinois’ medical marijuana program.

Next week’s meeting of the state’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board could lead to new recommendations, but Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration has twice before rejected the board’s suggestions. This time, the expert panel will discuss petitions submitted during January.

Fifteen conditions are on the agenda. They include post-traumatic stress disorder, Lyme disease, autism and chronic low-level depression. The expert panel has recommended many of the conditions before to no avail.

Currently, 39 conditions and diseases can qualify a patient to use medical marijuana in Illinois. The state’s medical marijuana law allows people to suggest new diseases for the program twice annually.

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