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.

Photo Credit: Divine in the Daily

Chicago’s Thanksgiving Parade To Feature Marijuana Float

Chicago’s Thanksgiving Parade To Feature Marijuana Float

Chicago’s 81st annual Thanksgiving Parade will be featuring an unusual addition to their lineup this year; a medical marijuana float. The parade which, is now call the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade, features marching bands, performance groups and even Santa himself.

Illinois recently passed legislature allowing medical marijuana, and has already approved 6 dispensary locations in the city. Now one of those dispensaries, Good Intentions, will be proudly marching proudly down State Street in downtown Chicago.

The float will have a live garden of onion grass and flowers, no marijuana this time. Store owner Tammy Jacobi said, “Just as plants grow and flower, the company has blossomed into an organization that provides hope for the most seriously ill citizens of Illinois.”

The company is keeping the float PG rated and doesn’t anticipate negative reactions. Jacobi said, “We’re hoping that parents take the time to explain what medical marijuana is to their children and enlighten a younger generation of the benefits of emerging science and compassion.”

via: DNA Info

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