Learn about Medical Marijuana

Learn about Medical Marijuana

A new website will help Illinoisans get answers about the state’s new medical marijuana program.
The law goes into the effect on Jan. 1, but the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has 120 days after that to agree on the final rules governing the program. Bob Morgan, statewide coordinator of the medical cannabis program, says the public has to be aware that full implementation is still a few months away.
“We haven’t had any confusion at this point, and we hope the website will clear up any concern that people have,” Morgan said. “This is a process that we hope to be very transparent with a lot of public comment and involvement of local communities.”
The website will post updates as the rules are being drafted. Eventually, anyone who wants to get involved in one of the state’s cultivation centers or dispensaries will find those applications on the site.

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