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July 18, 2014

On Tuesday, July 15, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules approved the rules for the medical cannabis pilot program from the Departments of Agriculture, Financial and Professional Regulation, Public Health, and Revenue. We greatly appreciate the many comments and suggestions that strengthened the Pilot Program rules. More information can be found here.

April 25, 2014

The Illinois Department of Public Health will host two public hearings regarding the administrative rules proposed for the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Patient Registry. More information can be found here.

April 18, 2014

The Illinois Department of Public Health, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Department of Revenue and Department of Agriculture have formally filed medical cannabis pilot program administrative rules. These rules incorporate many of the comments and suggestions we have received from the public. You can view the rules here.

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.

WARNING

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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