Illinois - Medical Marijuana Pilot Project
The Illinois General Assembly has passed and the governor signed legislation creating a medical marijuana pilot project in the state. Among the "conditions" covered by this new law is glaucoma. At the present time, the state has not issued rulemaking that will govern how this program will be implemented, nor has the state granted any permits for distribution. Therefore, currently cannabis for medical uses is not yet available in Illinois.
The state has posted the following notice: "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."
ISEPS is monitoring the rulemaking process, and we will share as much information as we can with our members as the details become known. In the meantime, this page provides a few resources that may be of help to Illinois ophthalmologists.
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