August 1, 2013:
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) signed a bill into law legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
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Welcome to Illinois Dispensary Permits:
We are a group of medical marijuana patients, doctors, lawyers, caregivers and advocates that endorse the compassionate use of medical marijuana in the state of Illinois. On 8-1-2013 Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) signed a bill into law legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. With his signature, the Democratic Governor made Illinois the 20th state, in addition to the District of Colombia, to legalize medical marijuana for patient use.
Under the new law, which is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2014, a patient could be recommended no more than 2.5 ounces of marijuana over two weeks. Patients would have to buy the marijuana from one of 60 dispensing centers throughout the state and would not be allowed to legally grow their own. Marijuana would be grown inside 22 cultivation centers registered with the state.
For entrepreneurs interested in opening a medical marijuana dispensary in Illinois, leading cannabis consulting company DispensaryPermits.com has opened an office in Chicago's CBS Building to help guide entrepreneurs through the complex legal, financial, and application requirements of the Illinois medical marijuana program. The company has assembled a team of top professionals including doctors, lawyers, scientists, architects, CPAs, horticulturalists, engineers and medical marijuana business owners to create comprehensive dispensary and cultivation business plans.
Now that Illinois has legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, the state and community stakeholders will need to work together to create a system that provides safe and efficient access to cannabis for patients.
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