PTSD, Terminal Illness Now Qualifying Medical Cannabis Conditions in Illinois

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has signed Senate Bill 10 into law, expanding the state’s medical cannabis pilot program whileillinois adding post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and terminal illness as qualifying medical cannabis conditions.

Under the new law the deadline for the state’s medical cannabis pilot program (which began in 2014) would be extended from 2018, to 2020. The new law will also makes patient and caregiver cards valid for three years, instead of one, and makes it so that fingerprints are no longer be required upon renewal.

Another change makes it so that individuals don’t need a doctor’s recommendation to become a medical cannabis patient, they simply need to get the doctor to verify that they have a doctor-patient relationship, and that they have a qualifying condition. This will greatly benefit those who have a qualifying condition but can’t find a physician to recommend medical cannabis

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Illinois Governor to Sign Bill Adding PTSD, Terminal Illness as Medical Cannabis Conditions

illinoisIllinois Governor Bruce Rauner will soon sign into law a bill that would expand the state’s medical cannabis program, including adding post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and terminal illness as qualifying conditions, his spokesperson tells us.

Senate Bill 10, in addition to adding the above-mentioned conditions, would expand the deadline for the state’s medical cannabis pilot program from 2018, to 2020. The new law will also make it so that patient and caregiver cards are valid for three years, rather than just one as the law currently stands, and fingerprints will no longer be required upon renewal. Also, patients will no longer need to receive a recommendation from a physician to become a legal medical cannabis patient, they’ll simply need to get the doctor to verify that they have a doctor-patient relationship, and that they have a qualifying condition.

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Illinois: Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill Passes State House, Governor Reverses Opposition

illiLegislation to expand Illinois’ medical cannabis program by extending it for two years and adding extra qualifying conditions has been passed by the state’s full House of Representatives. The proposal, introduced by Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie), was passed with an 86 to 27 vote.

Under the proposed law, the state’s medical cannabis pilot program – approved in 2013 – would be expanded from 2018, to 2020. In addition, both terminal illness and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would be added as conditions that legally qualify an individual to become a medical cannabis patient, allowing them to possess, use and purchase cannabis and cannabis products for medical use.

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Florida Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Medical Cannabis Bill

Florida’s floridaSenate Health Policy Committee voted 8 to 0 Tuesday to approve Senate Bill 7066, a proposal to greatly expand upon a medical cannabis bill approved by state lawmakers – and signed by Governor Rick Scott – in 2014. The bill has already been approved by the Senate Regulated Industries Committee.

In July, Governor Rick Scott signed into law a proposal that legalized the possession, use and state-licensed distribution of low-THC cannabis extracts for the treatment of cancer, epilepsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Senate Bill 7066 would add multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, paraplegia, quadriplegia and terminal illness to the list of conditions that qualify an individual to purchase and use cannabis medicines.

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