What You Need To Know About Illinois’ First Medical Marijuana Shops: Chicagoist

2012_6_15_medweed.jpg The conditions range from cancer to Crohn’s disease to lupus to HIV and AIDS. Then the applicants must be fingerprinted and go through a background check. Patients can’t buy more than two and a half ounces of cannabis every two weeks and the purchases are tracked in state databases. What else you need to know about medical marijuana in Illinois: Where are the eight dispensaries open now? Marion, Mundelein, Canton, Quincy, Addison, North Aurora, Schaumburg and Ottawa Will the state open up any more dispensaries? Yes, the state plans on opening up 25 dispensaries by the end of the year and 12 to 15 by the end of November, according to Joseph Wright, the Director of Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program . What conditions and diseases qualify for medical marijuana? Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Traumatic brain injury (TBI) Can we lobby the state to approve more conditions? Yes, Illinois residents can petition the Illinois Department of Public Health to add debilitating medical conditions or diseases to the list. Petitions are only accepted twice Jan.

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