February 7, 2014
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Department of Revenue and Department of Agriculture have posted online draft administrative rules for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. The rules address regulations for medical cannabis dispensaries, taxation and cultivation centers. You can view the rules here.
January 21, 2014
The Illinois Department of Public Health ("DPH") has posted its draft administrative rules for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program online. Please click here for more information.
Welcome to the website for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program ("MCPP"). The MCPP implementation process formally begins January 1, 2014, on the Effective Date of the law.
Members of the public should be aware that full implementation of MCPP will take time. The State of Illinois is warning that it will not be legal for anyone to grow, offer to provide, or to possess, medical cannabis until licenses have been issued and the program is up and running. If you receive a solicitation, we recommend you report it to the hotline for the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division: 1-800-243-0618, or 1-877-844-5461 (TTY).
Illinois will be working diligently to create a transparent and thorough process to ensure access to medical cannabis for qualified individuals. This website will be the central location for implementation updates, draft and final administrative rules, application forms, FAQ's, press releases, and other materials. The State of Illinois is also collecting general comments and suggestions regarding the Pilot Program here.
Public Act: Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program
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