Truth Frequency Radio
Sep 02, 2014

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Qualifying patients and caregivers were allowed to submit applications to receive and administer medical marijuana in Illinois as of September 1, 2014.

The first clinic offering medical marijuana prescriptions in Illinois opened shortly after Governor Pat Quinn signed the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act on August 1, 2013.

State rules said qualifying patients whose last name begins with letters A through L can apply between September 1 and October 31, 2014. Qualifying patients whose last name begins with the letters M through Z can apply between November 1 and December 31, 2014. Starting January 1, 2015, applications will be accepted year-round.

According to the Illinois rules governing medical marijuana, patients must have a debilitating medical condition such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, certain spinal and nervous system conditions, and certain conditions involving chronic pain including Rheumatoid arthritis and severe fibromyalgia. The Illinois Department of Health has the authority to add to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana prescription.

Illinois was the 20th state to legalize medical use of marijuana.

For application forms and more information, click here.