By Avinash Chak
Cancer, HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer’s are a few of the diseases that qualify patients for medical marijuana usage in Illinois. The Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board now recommends that those with 11 other conditions get the chance to benefit from marijuana prescriptions. The board, however, rejected other conditions commonly associated with medicinal marijuana in its vote May 4.
The Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board’s recommendations now need the approval of the state’s public health department. Legislators could then write new regulations for Illinois’ marijuana law. It could take months before the conditions become part of the official list.
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