medical marijuana

Illinois patients legally purchased $2.9 million worth of medical marijuana products in July.

State officials with the medical cannabis pilot program released the figures Wednesday. June sales had been $2.57 million.

Sales have climbed steadily since purchasing began Nov. 9.

Illinois now has nearly 8,891 qualified medical marijuana patients and 40 registered dispensaries.

July's figures bring the total retail sales of marijuana in Illinois to $16.3 million.

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  A Cook County judge is ordering the state of Illinois to reconsider adding irritable bowel syndrome to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana.

A judge has ordered Illinois health officials to reconsider their decision not to include migraine headaches on the list of conditions that qualify for use of medical marijuana in the state.

The Chicago Tribune reports that a Cook County judge overturned Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Nirav Shah's denial of a petition to add migraines to the list.

The court ruling was in response to a suit filed by an unidentified man who has already been using marijuana to treat his headaches.

The Illinois medical marijuana industry saw $2.57 million in retail sales during June, a sign of continuing steady growth of the retail market.

The Illinois Department of Agriculture released the figures Thursday.

May sales had been nearly $2.3 Illinois now has nearly 7,600 qualified medical marijuana patients and 39 registered dispensaries.

June's figures bring the total retail sales of marijuana in Illinois to $13.8 million since purchasing began Nov. 9.

First Medical Marijuana Clinic In Sauk Valley Opens

Jul 8, 2016
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  Fulton will become the home of the Sauk Valley’s first medical marijuana dispensary.  

Saukvalley.com reports the facility is located on 16th Avenue of the Whiteside County city and will serve about 150 regional residents with permits for prescription cannabis. 

Currently, Illinois patients are eligible for a medical marijuana permit if they have one of 39 conditions, such as cancer, glaucoma, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  About 7,900 people statewide have such permits.  

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