Illinois (IL) Medical Marijuana Laws

llinois Governor Pat Quinn signed House Bill 1 into law on Aug. 1, 2013, taking effect on Jan. 1, 2014. The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act institutes a four-year pilot program for the supply and use of medical marijuana by eligible patients. Patients with a doctor’s recommendation must register with the state to participate in the program, which does not permit individual cultivation of cannabis.

  • Illnesses: Cancer; glaucoma; HIV/AIDS; hepatitis C; muscular dystrophy; Crohn’s disease; agitation of Alzheimer’s disease; multiple sclerosis; chronic pancreatitis; spinal cord injury or disease; traumatic brain injury; or other illnesses/conditions that may be treated with cannabis.
  • Possession: 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana
  • Cultivation: Not permitted
  • Dispensaries: The state will license production facilities and cannabis dispensaries