Qualifying patients are a step closer to getting medical marijuana in Illinois.
Illinois residents who want to use medical marijuana will have to be fingerprinted, undergo a background check, and pay an annual fee for a special ID.
Associated Press: Medical Marijuana Rules Unveiled For Illinois
Illinois’ new medical marijuana law is considered one of the toughest in the nation. But some in the medical field are still lukewarm about having pot dispensaries across the state.
Illinois doctors can start prescribing marijuana next year. Governor Pat Quinn signed a medical marijuana bill into law today, making the state the 20th in the nation to do so.
Medical marijuana took a significant step toward becoming law in Illinois Wednesday. For the first time, it won approval in the House of Representatives.