Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Conditions - Update
On Thursday, September 10, 2015, IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. announced that new medical conditions and diseases will not be added to the Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act at this time. The pilot program will continue with the 39 conditions and diseases listed in the Act.
Public Hearing to Review Petitions Requesting Addition of Debilitating Conditions to the Medical Cannabis Registry Program – 10/7/15
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Holiday Inn Chicago SW – Countryside Conference Center
6201 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL 60525
Persons wishing to present technical evidence about a petition being reviewed are required to file a statement of intent in writing with the Division of Medical Cannabis. Persons who have not filed a statement of intent will not be able to present at the hearing.
Illinois Treasurer Posts New Procurement Opportunity and Draft Addendum - 6/16/15
Notice: Interested Parties, please be advised that the Illinois Treasurer has posted a new Request for Information (“RFI”) Procurement Opportunity and Draft Addendum on the Illinois State Treasurer website. The RFI is regarding the Office of the Illinois State Treasurer’s Request for Proposals (“RFP”) concerning Banking Services for Cash Processing to service the cash collection portion of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program (410 ILCS 130). Banks or other interested or knowledgeable parties that submit responses shall submit their responses to the RFI by 2 p.m. on June 29, 2015. Persons with questions may contact the Illinois Treasurer’s Office.
Thank you for your interest.
30-Day Notice: Open Petition Period for Adding New Debilitating Conditions - 6/1/15
SPRINGFIELD - The Division of Medical Cannabis announces the open petition period for adding new debilitating conditions to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act will begin July 1, 2015. The petition documents and instructions will be posted on July 1, 2015 to the Department's website and the statewide medical cannabis website www.mcpp.illinois.gov. Illinois residents may submit petitions for debilitating conditions during the period of July 1 through July 31, 2015.
Persons with questions may contact the Division of Medical Cannabis at 217-782-3300 or 1-855-636-3688.
Public Hearing to Review Petitions Requesting Addition of Debilitating Conditions to the Medical Cannabis Registry Program – 5/4/15
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
James R. Thompson Center
Concourse Level, Assembly Hall Auditorium
100 W. Randolph Street
Persons wishing to present technical evidence about a petition being reviewed are required to file a statement of intent in writing no later than 15 days prior to the date of the hearing, or by April 18, 2015, with the Division of Medical Cannabis. Persons who have not filed a statement of intent will not be able to present at the hearing.
Patients may now apply! Click here.
All patients and caregivers may now register with the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. For any questions regarding patient and caregiver registration, please refer to our FAQ’s DPH Frequently Asked Questions. You may also call or email the DPH Division of Medical Cannabis at 855-636-3688 or DPH.MedicalCannabis@illinois.gov. Patients may also print applications from mcpp.illinois.gov and mail their applications to DPH at: Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Medical Cannabis, 535 West Jefferson Street, Springfield, Illinois 62761-0001.
For more information about dispensaries & cultivation center applications, please click here.
Medical Cannabis Advisory Board
The following have been appointed as members of the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board.
- James R. Champion – Registered patient and Veteran
- Paul Bachmann – Registered patient
- Michael Fine – Registered patient
- Marissa Arevalo – Parent of under age 18 registered patient
- Jacqueline Leskovec, RN – Nurse
- Theresa Miller, PhD – Nurse
- Dr. Allison Weathers – Healthcare Practitioner, Neurology
- Dr. Leslie Mendoza Temple - Healthcare Practitioner, Family Medicine
- Dr. Eric Christoff – Healthcare Practitioner, General Primary Care/Internal Medicine
- Dr. John Knaus, Medical Oncologist
- Dr. Nestor Ramirez, Pediatrics
- Jyotin Parikh – Pharmacist
- Rev. David McCurdy – Medical Ethicist
The Advisory Board will meet twice a year to address petitions requesting debilitating medical conditions be added to the list outlined in the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. Given the anticipated petition volume, the initial period for accepting petitions will take place for an extended period through February 27, 2015.
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