Another Chance To Submit Medical Marijuana-Eligible Conditions Opens

Jun 30, 2015

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Illinois residents who want to add specific diseases to the state's medical marijuana pilot program have another chance to submit their suggestions starting tomorrow.

The Illinois Department of Public Health will accept petitions through July. Instructions will be posted on the program's website. An advisory board will review the petitions and hold a public hearing.

The medical marijuana program allows people to suggest new diseases for the program twice per year -- in January and July. In May, the advisory board recommended eleven conditions, including migraine, osteoarthritis and post-traumatic stress disorder.

But those conditions are not yet official.

The director of the health department will decide on them by August. After that, rulemaking could take several months.