The bill would create a medical marijuana pilot program in the state for the next four years. People with a specific list of serious medical conditions will be able register with the Department of Public Health as medical marijuana patients with their doctor’s recommendation. These patients would be allowed to possesses up to 2.5 ounces.
The qualified patients would be able to obtain medical marijuana from a system of dispensaries that would be established. The bill would limit the maximum number of dispensaries to 60. Patients would not be allowed to grow their own.
The bill now head to Gov. Pat Quinn (D) for his signature. While Quinn has not officially taken a position on the bill yet his statements seem to indicate he will likely sign it.
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