DGAA bLAWg

Legally Possessing Medical Marijuana in Illinois

Web Admin - Friday, December 06, 2013

On August 1st, 2013, the Illinois legislature passed The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, which allows the use of medical marijuana in Illinois. This bill, which goes into effect on January 1st of next year, expands access to marijuana for those with certain medical conditions. However, the law keeps it illegal for recreational purposes, and tries to maintain public safety by carefully regulating who uses the drug and how much is allowed.

Rules on Marijuana Use

The state legislature placed several restrictions on the legality of medical marijuana. The law allows people to obtain marijuana only if they have one of 33 illnesses listed in the Act. However, the law also gives the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) the authority to add new diseases to the list as they see fit. The Act further limits the use of medical marijuana to people over the age of 18 who do not have a prior felony conviction. The legislature also attempted to control the spread of marijuana by requiring an Illinois ID card or driver’s license, so that people cannot travel to Illinois from other states just to get marijuana. Additionally, the Act forbids the use of marijuana in front of minor children.

How to Obtain Medical Marijuana

The process for acquiring medical marijuana eligibility contains three steps. First, a doctor must diagnose the patient with one of the 33 listed conditions, which include, among other diseases, cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, MS, and various pain disorders. Once the doctor diagnoses a patient with an eligible disorder, the patient can go to a medical marijuana clinic or other specialist to acquire a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana. The patient then takes that recommendation to the IDPH who will issue them an ID card that allows them to purchase medical marijuana.

Once the patient becomes eligible for medical marijuana, they can take their ID card to one of 60 state-regulated dispensaries, and use it to purchase up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana every two weeks. Patients should keep in mind that the state heavily controls the supply of medical marijuana, which means that it may take a few months after the bill goes into effect before the medical marijuana actually becomes available.

Legal Help

If you have questions about the legality of medical marijuana, or have been charged with a crime related to medical marijuana, contact an experienced Chicago drug defense attorney today. We serve many areas in the northwest suburbs including Schaumburg, Barrington, Des Plaines, Deer Park, Buffalo Grove, and more.


Recent Posts


Tags

defective products probate claims process Inverness estate planning lawyer compensatory time pet law personal injury Crystal Lake medical malpractice attorneys insurance agent negligence Palatine personal injury lawyer employment lawyer dram shop law cell phone auto accidents Crystal Lake injury attorney Palatine punch death unpaid assessment Barrington estate planning attorney Arlington Heights personal injury attorney employment contract, employment law, employment at-will, Deer Park employment law attorneys, contract, boating accidents Schaumburg construction accident lawyer Illinois personal injury truck collisions blood alcohol content estate planning, digital assets, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Illinois digital assets, Illinois estate planning, employment law, meal breaks, rest breaks, hotel employees, Des Plaines employment law attorneys digital information Fourth of July work unions sole proprietorship Inverness probate lawyer contracts Illinois estate planning attorney Barrington drug crime attorney underage DUI Illinois real estate lawyer Illinois traffic attorney insurance claim Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act real estate lawyer Illinois construction accident attorney landlord tenant law estate planning, death tax, succession plans, business estate plans, Barrington estate planning lawyers TBI Arlington Heights real estate lawyer Chicago attorney Barrington employment law attorney Illinois trusts attorney Crystal Lake civil litigation lawyer Exclusions Inverness injury lawyer Crystal Lake tax lawyer breathalyzer test distracted driving accident victims Illinois will lawyer Barrington civil litigation attorney civil litigation Illinois business lawyer Illinois law liability insurance denial appeals Illinois employee rights attorney. Palatine trusts lawyer overtime violations Deer Park traffic accident attorney Buffalo Grove personal injury lawyer Illinois medical malpractice case Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer Palatine employment law lawyer living trust probate Illinois criminal defense attorney texting while driving Rolling Meadows employment attorney Liquor Control Act Arlington Heights lawyer pain and suffering denied insurance claims fiduciary rule Illinois Smoke Detector Act right to work Illinois injury lawyer trucking accidents Family Medical Leave Act Chicago employment attorney Schaumburg civil litigation attorney Palatine employment lawyer life insurance lawyer Schaumburg estate planning lawyer Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers defective products lawyer Arlington Heights pedestrian accidents medication errors real estate contract field sobriety test Crystal Lake personal injury attorney Deer Park real estate law firm startup company Illinois car accident attorney Illinois traffic accident lawyer boating DUI trucking accident lawyers liens texting and driving healthcare claims loss of consortium meal breaks Des Plaines medical malpractice attorney creditors Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyer personal injury lawyer pregnant women Palatine estate planning lawyer Illinois jet ski accident lawyer capital gains tax Landlord Tenant Ordinance insurance claim delay digital evidence Des Plaines Buffalo Grove law firm insurance agents Barrington Traffic Lawyer Mount Prospect real estate lawyer Des Plaines motorcycle accident attorney Arlington Heights traffic attorney driving employee discrimination Des Plaines pet law attorney Barrington injury attorney irrevocable trust probate process workers comp Arlington Heights medical malpractice lawyer elder law Crystal Lake car accident attorney spinal cord injury icy parking lots Home Sale Contingencies Crystal lake insurance dispute attorney anesthesia errors marijuana crimes attorney Des Plaines personal injury attorney dog bites murder health insurance dispute federal regulations for LLCs Chicago traffic lawyer estate planning Chicago will attorney, social media platforms, Illinois estate planning lawyer, Arlington Heights estate planning attorney back injuries taxes Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act unauthorized overtime Chicago will attorney pedestrian-automobile accident Illinois employment law Arlington Heights criminal lawyer Illinois wrongful termination lawyer Rolling Meadows traffic attorney Schaumburg criminal attorney speeding Attorney Ken Apicella accidental death benefits Palatine civil litigation lawyer fault based insurance Palatine employment attorney Arlington Heights employment law attorneys Illinois bicycle safety Illinois trucking safety Illinois living will Illinois pedestrian accident attorney homestead rights paid sick leave Rolling Meadows estate planning attorney Illinois insurance claim dispute probate lawyer Palatine insurance lawyer home inspection lawyer Long Grove estate planning Crystal Lake traffic attorney personal injury law firm medical malpractice claims Inverness insurance attorney foreclosure Barrington workers compensation attorney Des Plaines insurance attorney living trust vs will POA Buffalo Grove car accident lawyer Kenilworth estate planning lawyer manufacturing criminal defense workers compensation Schaumburg Attorney Palatine traffic accidents Illinois job attorney Crystal Lake personal injury lawyer rollover car crashes denied insurance claim Rolling Meadows insurance attorney Buffalo Grove real estate attorney car crash ACA overtime pay institutional trustee Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyers commercial real estate Barrington personal injury attorney estate attorney Crystal Lake law firm real estate attorney rollover accidents unpaid overtime Self-Directed IRA Accounts fiduciary rule delay wage theft trauma after an accident estate tax real estate closing Rolling Meadows criminal attorney Arlington Heights insurance attorney suspended license Long Grove real estate attorney vacation home fines real estate employment law medical research Joliet general practice lawyers living wills Palatine drug lawyer Deer Park motorcycle accident lawyer employment law, Illinois employment laws Palatine criminal defense lawyer Rolling Meadows Attorney commercial leases forming a corporation in Illinois life insurance claims insurance dispute, insurance dispute lawyers, insurance claim denial, insurance claim delays, Rolling Meadows insurance dispute attorneys Illinois traffic ticket lawyer food poisoning traffic tickets personal injury accidents Crystal Lake will lawyer Inverness civil lawyer landlord personal injury claim wrongful death Detainer Actions Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyers personal injury attorney mass shooting controlled substance car collision drugs Illinois Trust Code Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument FMLA Arlington Heights car accident lawyer estate planning lawyer slip and fall Des Plaines real estate attorney appealing an insurance claim license Mount Prospect elder law attorney pedestrian accident Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Illinois insurance attorney Buffalo Grove probate lawyer ObamaCare Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer Crystal Lake employment lawyer denial of life insurance murder charges residential real estate Long Grove estate planning attorneys drug crime natural gas expungement internet natural gas explosion child safety real estate zoning criminal record civil rights violation privacy laws Crystal Lake business law attorneys IRELA Chicago estate planning lawyer Illinois workers compensation attorney Arlington Heights injury attorney Illinois boating accident lawyer Illinois Sales Representative Act construction accidents Arlington Heights accident attorney trench injuries Crystal Lake car accident lawyer insurance claims Schaumburg injury lawyer subcontractor holiday statistics small business job lawyers Illinois speeding lawyer DUI Palatine civil attorney Des Plaines claims law firm Kenilworth estate planning attorneys Buffalo Grove traffic lawyers Illinois traffic attorneys Palatine corporate law attorneys Illinois defective products attorney consent to a search swimming pools elder abuse drug possession insurance claim denial Do Not Resuscitate Arlington Heights personal injury lawyer Chicago insurance law firm drunk driving foreclosed rental property Crystal Lake criminal defense attorney motorcycle accident Colin H. Gilbert Long Grove real estate lawyer products liability guardianship attorney loopholes Illinois insurance dispute lawyers Illinois workers compensation lawyer trusts boating under the influence Illinois collections attorney Schaumburg personal injury lawyer Illinois registered agent Inverness corporate attorney car accidents Retaliatory Discharge Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers, insurance dispute Illinois wills and trusts medical malpractice, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical mistake, Deer Creek medical malpractice lawyers traffic deaths hiring employees Rolling Meadows real estate attorney Barrington criminal defense lawyer civil litigation attorney Schaumburg Illinois red light cameras South Barrington real estate lawyer estate planning for college students Illinois estate planning law firm Mt Prospect Attorney employee misclassification Illinois personal injury attorney Crystal Lake insurance lawyer spinal cord injuries Illinois attorney Illinois traffic laws Chicago lawyer Palatine probate lawyer hit and run accident Rolling Meadows accident lawyer Barrington attorney special needs trust involuntary manslaughter employment contract DGAA advance healthcare directive tax attorney crossover accidents gift taxes product liability senior citizens Schaumburg drug defense lawyer Colin Gilbert cell phone accidents gift tax exemption, estate planning, estate planning strategies, Illinois estate planning, South Barrington estate planning attorneys probate claims Schaumburg criminal law attorney Schaumburg traffic lawyer underfunded trust bad faith insurance claims Schaumburg car accident attorney Schaumburg employment attorney Des Plaines criminal attorney Palatine corporate attorney life insurance murder defense reckless homicide personal injury claims Rolling Meadows car accident lawyers Kenilworth estate planning attorney Illinois rollover accident lawyers IRS rumble strips minimum wage marijuana insurance dispute whistleblower protections Arlington Heights Traffic Lawyer FSLA new real estate form Inverness elder law lawyer CAM BAC Arlington Heights trucking lawyer Crystal Lake bike accident lawyer underinsured motorist DUI attorney operating agreements Inverness real estate lawyer Schaumburg wrongful death attorney Home Remodeling Repair Act disability benefits owner responsibility Illinois driving without license cell phone tower data sexual images Crystal Lake medical malpractice law firm Schaumburg personal injury lawyers IRA trust transfer Palatine traffic lawyer installment contracts commercial leasing real estate leasing Illinois workplace lawyer Barrington boating accident attorney Schaumburg personal injury attorney Employment Discrimination Law Illinois employment lawyer criminal traffic laws premises liability Schaumburg elder law lawyer car accident Rolling Meadows probate lawyer Deer Park medical malpractice attorney Illinois home inspection llinois Real Estate Lawyers Association car accident lawyers traffic violations Crystal Lake employment attorney Schaumburg estate planning attorney income distribution deducation motorcycle accident lawyer Des Plaines real estate lawyer preventing accidents Barrington real estate lawyer Chicago employment lawyer brain injury Des Plaines drug crimes lawyer Illinois medical malpractice attorney Transfer on Death Instrument drunk driving statistics Illinois workplace discrimination attorney insurance negligence unfunded trust Palatine construction attorney employment attorney Illinois employment attorneys Des Plaines collections attorney traffic accidents Barrington criminal lawyer trustee agent golf accidents hands free device Deer Park workers compensation lawyer Schaumburg estate attorney Illinois elder law attorney preventable medical errors Mount Prospect wills and trusts lawyers Inverness real estate attorney Schaumburg real estate lawyer DMV Buffalo Grove personal injury attorney Crystal Lake employment law attorney Illinois estate planning Rolling Meadows personal injury attorney Illinois medical malpractice claim jet ski accidents Barrington personal injury lawyer Barrington litigation attorney insurance adjusters Arlington Heights tax lawyer workers compensation benefits construction contracts Palatine injury attorney construction accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys, workers' compensation Arlington Heights car crash attorneys medical malpractice compensation Buffalo Grove injury lawyer living trust benefits Deer Park criminal attorney insurance dispute attorney power of attorney for healthcare Des Plaines personal injury lawyer Rolling Meadows business lawyer Palatine workers compensation lawyer filing a medical malpractice claim Schaumburg probate attorney personal injury, auto accident injuries, delayed injuries, serious injuries, Des Plaines personal injury attorneys Crystal Lake pedestrian accident lawyer blended families comparative negligence drug crimes Illinois DUI attorney Illinois employment law attorney employee rights Crystal Lake medical malpractice lawyer Forcible Entry Illinois small business Rolling Meadows traffic law firm bicycle accidents Rolling Meadows medical malpractice lawyers Illinois LLC creation insurance disputes life insurance policy BAIID DUI defense mortgage Illinois business law atorneys digital media accounts, estate planning, Arlington Heights estate planning attorney, traffic violations defense Riverwoods estate planning lawyer trust payments wrongful termination, employment law, whistleblower protections, Illinois employment laws, discrimination in the workplace Illinois insurance disputes Illinois tax attorney rent to own real estate contracts Illinois Human Rights Act Illinois employment law attorneys in terrorem provision wills and trusts Rolling Meadows DUI lawyer Illinois medical malpractice lawyers pedestrian injuries, pedestrian fatality Illinois insurance claim attorney Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorney traumatic brain injury slip and fall accidents Inverness personal injury attorney insurance claim denials Rolling Meadows corporate lawyer Barrington employment law firm Arlington Heights Attorney clemency traffic offenses PTSD car crashes Rolling Meadows Palatine elder law attorney Chicago car accident lawyer problem employees distracted driving accidents Buffalo Grove medical malpractice lawyers privacy severance agreements pedestrian accidents jet ski Illinois wills and trusts attorneys college kids car accident lawyer Inverness accident lawyer Legal Info wrongful termination Schaumburg insurance lawyers estate plan Fair Labor Standards Act Rolling Meadows Traffic Lawyer healthcare Chicago biking tips condo Policy Cancellation Illinois employment laws Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer DNR Palatine Attorney business litigation Chicago corporate attorney digital assets Barrington business law firm Deer Park accident attorney Illinois corporate lawyer insurance attorney Deer Park DUI lawyer Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorneys Schaumburg corporate attorney bike accident Illinois pet lawyer Illinois mortgages traumatic brain injuries modern family estate planning fatal car accidents IRA benefits changes to mortgage law Long Grove estate planning attorney Deer Park employment law attorney Rolling Meadows boating crash lawyer breach of contract surgical mistakes Deer Park traffic lawyer Crystal Lake accident attorney independent contractor Barrington Illinois estate planning lawyer DUI penalities Rolling Meadows tax attorney Illinois employment law firm School Visitation Rights Act Super Mario Barrington medical malpractice lawyers Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyer dealing with problem employees Des Plaines Traffic Lawyer Crystal Lake traffic lawyer head on collisions license revocation federal crimes Rolling Meadows litigation lawyer Rolling Meadows insurance lawyer uninsured motorist South Barrington real estate attorney real estate attorneys car crash injuries deadly crashes Inverness traffic law firm low-ball insurance settlement Schaumburg employment law attorneys Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyer Illinois personal injury lawyers financial advisors Chicago insurance claim attorneys estate planning attorney Rolling Meadows drug defense attorney comp time license reinstatement first degree murder license suspension digital assets, digital fiduciary, estate planning, digital content, Long Grove estate planning lawyers estate planning trusts Palatine law firm Buffalo Grove employment lawyer Rolling Meadows employment law attorneys nursing home negligence vacation home corporate law Buffalo Grove criminal defense lawyer LLCs condo association Crystal Lake estate planning lawyer medical marijuana Illinois civil litigation lawyer revenge porn employees pay when paid contract Long Grove wills and trusts attorneys wills caregiver Buffalo Grove traffic attorney criminal law Deer Park personal injury lawyer Chicago trucking accident attorney liability claims insurance disputes, Illinois insurance disputes, Illinois insurance dispute attorneys, denied insurance claims, Arlington Heights insurance dispute attorneys Buffalo Grove insurance claim dispute lawyers Illinois personal injury lawyer BUI Thanksgiving Arlington Heights employment attorney Illinois insurance claims lawyers Arlington Heights TBI attorney Palatine real estate lawyer Des Plaines DUI attorney no contest clauses eluding a police officer Whistleblower Claims Inverness DUI lawyer Illinois lawyer Des Plaines civil attorney caretaker rights attorney fees pizza emoji pet bites probate fees GM ignition switches rest breaks Crystal Lake pet attorney bicycle dooring accidents Chicago estate planning medical malpractice Des Plaines accident attorney Palatine business attorney Des Plaines personal injury lawyers workplace sexual harassment Class A misdemeanor investment property Barrington employment attorney ken apicella Des Plaines injury law firm Affordable Care Act social media after death sexual harassment Des Plaines tax law firm deed transfer traffic crimes Illinois real estate Illinois probate lawyer dynasty trusts Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act Rolling Meadows employment law attorney Illinois insurance lawyer Des Plaines drug lawyer automated cars Buffalo Grove corporate attorney Rolling Meadows marijuana attorney Jay Andrew power of attorney Illinois Probate Act of 1975 Barrington estate planning lawyer drug crimes lawyer insurance claim dispute attorney insurance denials Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers

Archive