Where's Weed

Board to review 15 conditions for Illinois medical marijuana

Where's Weed

Published on Apr 28, 2016

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.

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