The Rauner administration on Thursday shot down an advisory board's recommendation to include 11 new health conditions eligible for treatment under Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program.
A statewide medical marijuana patient advocacy coalition has formed in Illinois.
The Medical Cannabis Advisory Board approved 11 new health conditions eligible for treatment under Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program on Monday.
The number of patients in Illinois who have been approved for medical marijuana use has reached about 1,000, according to the state's Department of Public Health.
Progress Illinois details the highlights from Wednesday's Chicago City Council meeting.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that 6,300 people have started the patient registration process for medical marijuana.
Chicago's Zoning Board of Appeals will hold hearings on the first round of applications for potential medical marijuana dispensary locations in the city later this month.
Springfield City Council members are asking the city's corporation counsel for additional details involving potential locations of local marijuana facilities before possibly taking up a proposal next week to change the city's zoning code.
Illinois' medical marijuana law will soon be expanded to include the treatment of adults and children with epilepsy under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed Sunday.