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Illinois Dragging Its Feet on Conditions That Qualify for Medical Marijuana Use

Some who suffer from illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder, migraines and irritable bowel syndrome have been eagerly waiting to find out if they’ll be able to use medical marijuana.

But the Rauner administration hasn’t yet announced its decision on recommendations by a state panel to add 11 conditions to the medical marijuana program.

The decision was supposed to be made in August after a board recommended in May to allow the conditions to be added to the limited list.

“The recommendations by the state’s Medical Cannabis Board remain under review,” a spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce Rauner said.

She declined to comment on when the administration will announce its decision.

The Illinois Department of Public Health, run by Rauner appointee Nirav Shah, has final authority to approve or deny the recommendations by the board. [Read more at the Chicago Sun Times]

 

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