Illinois' medical marijuana program has not been active long, but advocates would like to see more patients have access to the medicine by including more illnesses. Citizens can suggest new conditions 2 times a year, but Governor Rauner's administration has the power to deny them as has been demonstrated twice before. 15 conditions have been recommended and will be debated on monday including: irritable bowel syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, Lyme disease, osteoarthritis, autism, chronic low-level depression, chronic pain, diabetes, and migraine.
This time, the expert panel will discuss petitions submitted during January. Fifteen conditions are on the agenda. They include irritable bowel syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, Lyme disease, osteoarthritis, autism and chronic low-level depression.
The expert panel has recommended many of the conditions before to no avail.