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The production and distribution of medical marijuana is slowly coming together in Illinois. It’s a complicated process with a lot of factors that need to be worked out before the first patient picks up medication from a state dispensary.

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Entrepreneurs looking to get in on the business side of Illinois' new medical marijuana program are facing fierce competition.  The state has come out with numbers showing just how much.  

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More than 360 groups have applied for cultivation center and dispensary permits under Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program, bringing in more than $5 million in fees.

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The application period for Illinois medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers ended today.

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Patients and caregivers in Illinois can begin registering for the state's medical marijuana program on Tuesday, September 2.

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Applications for Illinois' Medical Cannabis Pilot Program (MCPP) were posted online today. The submission period for applications begins on September 2, 2014.

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City planners in Elgin are giving the green light to a medical marijuana dispensary. The planning and zoning commission approved a proposal that calls for setting up the facility on Elgin's southwest side.

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Qualifying patients are a step closer to getting medical marijuana in Illinois. 

  1. The Peru city council will learn more tonight about a request to build a medical marijuana cultivation center. AgriCare Nutrition LLC, based in Sioux Falls, S.D.,  is seeking a special use permit to establish the center on Unytite Drive.

Illinois residents who want to use medical marijuana will have to be fingerprinted, undergo a background check, and pay an annual fee for a special ID.

Associated Press: Medical Marijuana Rules Unveiled For Illinois

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Illinois’ new medical marijuana law is considered one of the toughest in the nation. But some in the medical field are still lukewarm about having pot dispensaries across the state.

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  Illinois doctors can start prescribing marijuana next year. Governor Pat Quinn signed a medical marijuana bill into law today, making the state the 20th in the nation to do so.

Illinois House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

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Medical marijuana took a significant step toward becoming law in Illinois Wednesday. For the first time, it won approval in the House of Representatives.

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