Illinois Dept. Of Public Health Board Reviewing 15 Conditions To Add To The Medical Cannabis Program

Today, May 2, 2016, in Springfield, IL the Illinois Department Of Public Health is holding a meeting to review the addition of fifteen conditions to the list of conditions approved for medical cannabis in Illinois. The medical cannabis program allows patients to recommend new conditions to add to the list of approved conditions twice a year. The board has recommended twice previously to add conditions to the list, but Governor Bruce Rauner has denied the board’s recommendations both times.

Illinois residents must file a petition prior to having the opportunity to have their request heard by the board and present their supporting technical evidence. While the outcome of these efforts today may follow the same path as the previous attempts, patient and consistent lobbying for change is what created the medical cannabis program in Illinois in the first place, and it is that same attitude which will expand the list of approved conditions.

Do you think Illinois should expand the list of approved conditions? Let us know in the comments below or on social media!

The meeting agenda is available here.

Conditions for discussion:
Chronic Pain Due to Trauma
Chronic Pain Syndrome
Chronic Post-Operative Pain
Mellitus Intractable Pain
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome
Dysthymic Disorder
Lyme Disease
Panic Disorder
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

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