Illinois has one of the most limited medical marijuana programs in the country. It’s part of a trend – the newer the state’s medical marijuana program, the less qualifying conditions the program has. There has been a push to add more qualifying conditions to Illinois’ medical marijuana program from the very beginning. A petition was started to urge Illinois’ Governor to step up, do what is right, and allow more qualifying conditions to be added to the program. Below is more information about the petition, which can be signed at this link here:
The Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act was passed to help seriously ill people obtain relief from debilitating medical conditions.
Late last year the state’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, following a thorough review of scientific evidence, approved eight new medical conditions for inclusion in the program: Osteoarthritis, various types of chronic pain, autism, IBS and PTSD.
Now the state Department of Public Health is considering whether to adopt the board’s recommendations and grant the opportunity for legal relief to millions of Illinoisans suffering from these conditions. A decision will be made by the end of this month.
Please sign the petition encouraging Illinois officials to do the right thing and allow suffering residents of Illinois to gain access to the relief that the medical cannabis program was intended to provide.