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Illinois Medical Marijuana Guidelines FINALLY Complete!

The caregivers and patients will soon be able to apply for the card for the Program. This is a good start but to spend the first year of the pilot preparing the actual guidelines for the short pilot program is not typical but in IL this is also not a surprised. A through L can apply in September and October and M through Z in November and December. The cost for the Specification for the process moving forward is not clear in what I've read about the program, but the process should have applicants approved within 30 days...allegedly. I feel the best bet will be to see what happens in Oct given everything is so behind schedule. On the bright side at least the program is moving forward. 

Keep in mind unlike other states, Illinois law will not permit patients or caregivers to cultivate cannabis. Eligible patients may purchase up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis every 14 days. The cost for the card is $100 and the patient must have a recommendation or Medical history indicating one of the eligible medical conditions, if on social security/disability the cost is reduced to $50, while caregivers pay $25. "Medical cannabis will be taxed at the same rate (1%) as pharmaceuticals. A 7% “privilege tax” imposed on the cultivation centers and dispensaries will be deposited in the Compassionate Use and Medical Cannabis Fund for the costs of administering and enforcing the Act. It is estimated that each of the 22 cultivation centers will hire 5-10 staff, each of the 60 dispensaries will employ 10-20 staff and hundreds of new jobs in related industries will be created."

Also note FOID cardholders are no longer banned from applying. Below is the list of some of the qualifying conditions:

Adults and Children with Seizures have been added
Crohn’s disease
Cachexia/wasting syndrome
Including but not limited to arachnoiditis
Spinal cord injury
Arnold-chiari malformation and syringomyelia
Spinocerebellar ataxia (sca)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Agitation of alzheimer’s disease
Muscular dystrophy
Spinal cord disease
Tarlov cysts
Rheumatoid arthritis
Traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome
Multiple sclerosis
Fibrous dysplasia
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating
Sjogren’s syndrome
Myasthenia gravis
Interstitial cystitis
Nail-patella syndrome

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Illinois Medical Marijuana Guidelines FINALLY Complete!


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