An Overview of Illinois’ Medical Cannabis Law


On August 1, 2013, Gov. Pat Quinn signed HB 1, which will create a medical cannabis pilot program for the state of Illinois. Entitled the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, the law represents nearly 10 years of hard work on the part of legislators, the Cannabis Policy Project, and hundreds of doctors and patients around the state to bring needed relief to the state’s seriously ill patients.

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