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Update on 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. The hearings will be held:

May 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM
James R. Thompson Center
Concourse Level, Assembly Hall Auditorium
100 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

May 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM
University of Illinois Springfield
1 University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703
(Parking is available in Lots B and C North)

The proposed rules for implementation of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act were published in the Illinois Register on April 18, 2014, which marked the beginning of the formal rulemaking process, and will be available for 45 days of public comment until the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) begins its review.

JCAR follows a 2-step process that generally lasts for a minimum of 90 days. Both the general public and the General Assembly, through JCAR, have the chance to offer input prior to the rules being adoption. For more information on the JCAR rule making process, visit