Illinois Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

IL judge orders post-op pain added to MMJ condition list

John Schroyer  | September 22, 2016

A county judge in the Chicago area has ordered that the Illinois Department of Health add post-operative chronic pain to the list of qualifying conditions for residents who want to obtain medical marijuana, a move that could bring in more patients to the state’s MMJ program.

Cook County Judge Neil Cohen ordered the agency’s …

Illinois MMJ Cultivators Now Allowed to Host Reporters

Omar Sacirbey  | August 5, 2016

Illinois medical marijuana regulators today lifted an unusual prohibition on media outlets visiting the state’s cultivation facilities, a move growers hope will allow them to better educate patients and the public about their products.

The state’s new medical cannabis director, Jack Campbell, made the announcement in a hastily called conference call with cultivation company representatives, according …

IL Judge Orders State to Reconsider MMJ for Migraines

John Schroyer  | July 25, 2016

In a move that could further boost patient numbers for Illinois’ medical cannabis industry, a judge has ordered that the state should reconsider adding migraine headaches to the list of qualifying conditions for MMJ.

The ruling, by Cook County Circuit Court Associate Judge Rita Novak, contravenes a decision by the Illinois Department of …

Add PTSD to Medical Cannabis List, Judge Tells Illinois

Omar Sacirbey  | June 29, 2016

A judge in Illinois’ Cook County ordered the state’s medical marijuana program to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of qualifying conditions for MMJ within 30 days.

In what the Associated Press described as a “sternly worded” ruling, Judge Neil Cohen said the state’s medical cannabis director, Nirav Shah, wrongly ignored a …