Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration on Friday shot down an advisory board's recommendation to include eight new health conditions eligible for treatment under Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program.
It is the second time the administration has rejected recommendations from the advisory board to expand the health conditions eligible for medical marijuana treatment.
This time around, the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board recommended expanding the health conditions to include autism, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions.
The administration has argued that the medical marijuana program is in its early stages and should not be expanded before it can be evaluated.