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On January 1st, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act took effect. With it, marijuana was made legal for cultivation, sale and use among people with certain medical conditions. Yes, Illinois has joined 20 other states in acknowledging the beneficial uses of cannabis.
Current status: The proposed rules for implementation of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act were published in the Illinois Register on April 18, 2014, which marked the beginning of the formal rulemaking process, and will be available for 45 days of public comment until the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) begins its review. JCAR follows a 2-step process that generally lasts for a minimum of 90 days. Both the general public and the General Assembly, through JCAR, have the chance to offer input prior to the rules being adoption.
Be careful! The Medical Cannabis Pilot Program has not yet been enacted. Until it is, it will not be legal for anyone to grow, offer, provide, or possess, medical cannabis. In our opinion, the earliest you should expect to see anything is October.
LAST UPDATED: April 27, 2014