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Illinois Children Eligible For Medical Marijuana

Illinois Children Eligible For Medical Marijuana

On Tuesday, Illinois officials announced that children in need of medical marijuana will soon have access. Under the new rules, children under the age of 18 will have access to several types of medical marijuana. The proposed rules will limit medical marijuana consumption to edibles, tinctures, and other non-smokable forms of marijuana.

When Illinois passed their recent medical marijuana legislation, they left out one of the most important types of patient; children. The glaring oversight by the state provoked the attention of parents with children suffering from chronic and debilitating conditions. These parents worked fiercely to make sure that children in need of medical marijuana would be eligible for medical marijuana. The new legislation takes effect on January 1st and will cover over 30 different qualifying conditions for kids.

Each child will be required to submit photos in order to be approved for medical marijuana use, but will be able to omit the fingerprints required by qualifying adults. Enrollment for Illinois’ medical marijuana program started back in September and several hundred individuals have already been approved. Before the end of the year, 21 grow operations and around 60 dispensaries will be awarded licenses for operation in 2015.

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Chicago Approves 6 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Chicago Approves 6 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

On Friday, Chicago Zoning Board members sat down to decide on the fate of 13 medical marijuana dispensary applicants. Of the 13 applicants, 6 were were approved, 6 were delayed, and 1 was rejected.

Applicants gave their financial plans and addressed security concerns to establish credibility for their dispensaries. Staffing, security, financing, and labeling were all considered when awarding licenses to prospective dispensaries, along with $500,000 in capital to get the ball rolling.

Tami Marron’s dispensary application was rejected because her marijuana business planned to allow patients to apply for their medical licenses at her shop. Board members expressed concerns about the Wicker Park location, apparently leery of self-interested dispensaries handing out medical marijuana cards. City spokesman Pete Strazzabosco said that Marron’s dispensary offered an, “Interior configuration issue that would have an adverse impact on the public way and patient environment.”

In addition dispensary licenses, one grow operation was approved to start growing in the Hegewisch neighborhood on the Far Southeast Side of Chicago. Although zoning boards are closely scrutinizing prospective business owners, it seems that medical marijuana will soon be available to Chicago patients.

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