The Illinois Department of Public Health ("DPH") has posted its draft administrative rules for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program online. You can view the draft rules here. The State will be posting all draft administrative rules on mcpp.illinois.gov in order to ensure public participation in the development of this Pilot Program.
The success of the Pilot Program depends upon rules that create a safe, consistent, and convenient environment for eligible patients. This emphasis on patients is why the State is beginning with the public posting of DPH rules. All comments and suggested changes to the draft DPH rules are welcome and encouraged, and should be sent electronically to DPH.MedicalCannabis@illinois.gov. When commenting on specific sections, please include the page number and the section you are referring to. DPH asks that you submit any comments by Friday, February 7, 2014.
Written comments may be mailed to:
Division of Medical Cannabis
Illinois Department of Public Health
535 W. Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761-0001
Following the review of all comments and continued refinement of the draft rules, DPH will then submit the rules to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules ("JCAR"). More information on the JCAR rules process can be found at http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/.
Please continue to monitor mcpp.illinois.gov for draft administrative rules from the Illinois Departments of Agriculture, Financial and Professional Regulation, and Revenue. Thank you for your continued interest in the development of the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program.