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Swedish Covenant wants to be first to sell medical marijuana

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Chicago’s Swedish Covenant Hospital wants to be the first in Illinois to open its own dispensary for medical marijuana.

Officials there say a hospital is the ideal setting for such an outlet because its pharmacy is already set up for prescriptions; but the federal government still considers marijuana illegal, and a hospital that sells it could lose Medicare and Medicaid funds.

Swedish Covenant is asking congress to change the law to reflect the reality that several states now consider marijuana legal.

1 Comment

  • Anita Cleve

    a brand-new Medicaid clinic (Erie) and now a medical marijuana mill..this will be just great for the neighborhood!

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