Illinois Gov. Pritzker Makes Medical Marijuana Program Permanent, Adds List of New Conditions



As Illinois prepares to fully legalize pot in the coming months, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Monday that he approved legislation last week making permanent the state’s medical marijuana program and adding a list of new qualifying conditions.

During a news conference in Springfield, Pritzker said the legislation “brings our medical cannabis program in line with my administration’s vision for equity and it makes adjustments for the lessons that we’ve learned since its inception.”

The measure, which took effect Friday, gives access to Illinoisans diagnosed with chronic pain, anorexia nervosa, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, osteoarthritis, anorexia nervosa, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Neuro-Behcet’s autoimmune disease, neuropathy, polycystic kidney disease and superior canal dehiscence syndrome.

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