Proposed rules for compassionate use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act filed – Bugle Newspapers: Niles

| April 19, 2014

If people are going to use it, particularly for recreational purposes, which is sure to follow, we might as well get right what we didn’t get right with alcohol.

Proposed rules for compassionate use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act filed

Courtesy Illinois Dept. of Public Health

The state of Illinois today announced that the proposed rules for implementation of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act have been published in the Illinois Register.

The new draft rules include changes from the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA), the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR), and will be available for an additional 45 days of public comment until the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) begins its review.

The draft proposed rules have already been posted and available for comment on the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program website at www.mcpp.illinois.gov for more than 70 days.  Over the past several months, the state has heard from people with chronic illnesses, business entrepreneurs, medical cannabis advocates, municipalities and others commenting on the draft proposed rules.

“We’ve ensured a transparent rulemaking process by offering the public a chance to weigh-in on the proposed medical cannabis rules, even before seeking legislative approval,” said Bob Morgan, IDPH General Counsel and statewide program coordinator.  “The rules make sure Illinois has the nation’s strictest safeguards to prevent abuse, while offering relief and help to eligible patients to ease their suffering.”

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