- Approved Rules
- On Tuesday, July 15, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules approved the rules for the medical cannabis pilot program from the Departments of Agriculture, Financial and Professional Regulation, Public Health, and Revenue. We greatly appreciate the many comments and suggestions that strengthened the Pilot Program rules.
- Common Questions Concerning Medical Cannabis
- This online column explains a variety of issues regarding medical marijuana. It also provides pertinent resources.
- Medical Cannabis Pilot Program
- The website for the State of Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program ("MCPP"). The stated purpose: "Illinois will be working diligently to create a transparent and thorough process to ensure access to medical cannabis for qualified individuals. This website will be the central location for implementation updates, draft and final administrative rules, application forms, FAQ's, press releases, and other materials."
- Proposed Rules
- The Illinois Department of Public Health, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Department of Revenue and Department of Agriculture have formally filed medical cannabis pilot program administrative rules. These rules incorporate many of the comments and suggestions we have received from the public.
- Gonzales v. Raich, 545 U.S. 1 (2005) - FindLaw
- The United States Supreme Court ruled that under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution, the United States Congress may criminalize the production and use of home-grown cannabis even where states approve its use for medicinal purposes.
- U.S. v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative, 532 U.S. 483 (2001) - FindLaw
- The United States Supreme Court rejected the common-law medical necessity defense to crimes enacted under the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970, regardless of their legal status under the laws of states such as California that recognize a medical use for marijuana.
- Home Rule
- Bloomington Pantagraph: Illinois attorneys get ethics guideline on medical marijuana
- The Illinois Supreme Court has amended its rules of professional conduct to allow attorneys to advise medical marijuana businesses.
- Chicago Chronicle: Medical marijuana patients in Ill. must pick a dispensary many not ready
- Illinois officials are alerting patients that they must choose a dispensary where they will buy medical marijuana, but only a few shops are ready.The Department of Public Health started . . .