The sale of medical cannabis to qualifying patients and caregivers will begin on Monday, November 9, 2015 at eight dispensaries located throughout the state.
SPRINGFIELD, IL — After years of delays, the first eight dispensaries in Illinois will begin selling medical marijuana as early as next Monday after state officials gave growers the green light Friday to begin shipping cannabis to dispensaries.
The eight dispensaries are located in Marion, Mundelein, Canton, Quincy, Addison, North Aurora, Schaumburg and Ottawa. According to Joseph Wright, Director of Illinois Medical Cannabis Program, about a dozen dispensaries are expected to open by the end of November, and up to 25 by the end of the year. Illinois law allows for up to 60 dispensaries statewide, along with 21 cultivation sites. Dispensary applications are approved on a rolling basis.
In order for patients to obtain medical marijuana from a dispensary, they must have a state-issued medical marijuana ID card and have designated a dispensary with the Illinois Department of Public Health. The DPH started mailing patients their official program ID cards last week.
For more than 3,300 registered medical marijuana patients in the state, access to cannabis is long overdue. Illinois first approved a medical marijuana pilot program in 2013. The bill took effect in early 2014, and is set to expire at the end of 2017.
More information for medical marijuana patients in Illinois is available from the Department of Public Health’s website.
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