Midday Fix: Medical marijuana laws in Illinois
It is referred to as a “Pilot Program” because the law is scheduled to terminate on December 31, 2017, unless the Illinois legislature agrees to extend the law.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDA), the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and Illinois State Police are involved with different roles and responsibilities for the regulation, administration, inspection, supervision, oversight, enforcement of Illinois’ Medical Marijuana Law.
Illinois law will permits 2.5 ounces of usable Cannabis to be possessed at one time. This is referred to as an “adequate supply.”
Cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia/wasting syndrome, muscular dystrophy, severe fibromyalgia, spinal cord disease are among the afflictions that qualify for approved use.
An Illinois employer has the authority to adopt reasonable regulations concerning the consumption, storage or time keeping requirements for its employees, including restricting the use of medical marijuana altogether on its (whether owned or leased) property.
A “cultivation center” means a facility operated by an organization or business that is registered by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDA) to perform necessary activities to provide only registered medical cannabis dispensing organizations with usable medical marijuana