Medical marijuana has been legal in Illinois for over a year now, but no business are up and operating due to lack of licenses. Governor Quinn is actually making the medical marijuana laws a bit tighter before anything else, allowing the Department of Agriculture to revoke and suspend licenses of growers. Gov. Quinn signed the medical marijuana law hoping to help many patients suffering from serious illnesses this last year, however the applications for licenses to grow, cultivate, and sell marijuana have been waiting for approval by the governer since September.
Dan Linn, director of Illinois NORML, recently told the Sun-Times that once the licenses are awarded it would take about four months to grow, harvest and prepare marijuana for the people suffering from illnesses like cancer, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy who are waiting for it.