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Med Pot Rules to be Revised

Med Pot Rules to be Revised

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Controversial language has been removed from proposed Illinois medical marijuana rules that would bar legal gun owners from becoming cannabis-using patients.

A person close to the rule-writing process confirmed the wording has been dropped from draft regulations expected to be published this week. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity until the rules are officially published on Friday.

The Chicago Sun-Times first reported the change in its Thursday editions.

Some patients had said they would rather continue to use medical marijuana illegally rather than give up their firearms owners ID cards.  The wording also would have affected caregivers applying for medical marijuana cards.

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