Last year, the state legislature approved a four year pilot project, but the rules for that project were just approved today. That means the state agencies in charge of the program can start posting applications for a limited number of growers and retail permits.
Recreational marijuana is still illegal in Illinois. But the law does list dozens of medical diagnoses that can qualify a patient to use medical pot. Cancer, muscular dystrophy, and HIV are taken into consideration.
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