Feb 072015
 February 7, 2015

Illinois medical marijuana hb 1Illinois’ medical marijuana program has gotten off to a rough start. Illinois has one of the most strict medical marijuana programs in the country, and has still yet to help even one patient get safe access to legal medical marijuana. Combine no safe access with a very small list of qualifying conditions, and the creates a recipe for a very limited program. In fact, Illinois only has roughly 1,000 medical marijuana patients for the entire state. Per ABC Chicago:

Illinois has now approved approximately 1,000 patients for the state’s medical marijuana program.

Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold said Wednesday that about 14,000 people have started the patient registration process. Of those, about 2,100 have submitted at least part of the application.

To put that into perspective, Oregon has 69,865 medical marijuana patients out of a state population of 3.93 million people. Illinois has a population of 12.88 million, yet only 1,000 patients as I stated previously. Illinois has over three times as many people, but less than two percent of the medical marijuana patient population that Oregon does. I know that there are a lot of people scrambling to get into the business side of Illinois’ medical marijuana program, but I think a lot of them are in for a rude awakening once they see what demand for the industry will actually be. Of course, patient numbers will rise as safe access eventually starts, but until the list of qualifying conditions expands, the program will always be limited.

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  3 Responses to “There Are Now Over 1,000 Medical Marijuana Patients In Illinois”

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    Don’t hide the truth about Illinois law marker tell the truth and our concerns This letter is to all law makers in state of Illinois. We the people have the right to medical treatment and can not be discriminated against criminal background, race ,religion, gender, and etc. You do not have the right to deny us medical we the people have rights to receive medical treatment. I say everyone has the rithe eyes of illiniost to medical treatment nobody has the right to deny anybody even if you have a record I say we the people of state of Illinois  that we all need to stand together and sue and make class action suit against idph and state of Illinois and ask for the law makers to resign they do not care about the people and have no business making laws its our right as humans to receive medical treatment I ask the President of the united states what is he going to do about this and I can answer that ? Nothing whoever made these laws should resign.

    This letter is to all law makers in state of Illinois. We the people have the right to medical treatment and can not be discriminated against criminal background, race ,religion, gender, and etc. You do not have the right to deny us medical we the people have rights to receive medical treatment. I say everyone has the right to medical treatment nobody has the right to deny anybody even if you have a record I say we the people of state of Illinois  that we all need to stand together and sue and make class action suit against idph and state of Illinois and ask for the law makers to resign they do not care about the people and have no business making laws its our right as humans to receive medical treatment I ask the President of the united states what is he going to do about this and I can answer that ? Nothing whoever made these laws should resign. If your lawmaker against the care of medical treatment and designing laws that stop people from getting that treatment please resign effective asap.  Let people who care about us in and make laws that help the people. So to the people of Illinois contact your TV station and radio station and let your voice be heard. for example if you have cancer and have a felony you will get denied or any other deliberating condition you will be denied the law maker don’t speak for us let’s stand together. Oh don’t contact ACLU they don’t do anything to help but they help the law makers not the people.

    This program have been approved by a legislative committee, bringing legal marijuana one step closer to reality for qualifying patient

    The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules approved the regulations at a meeting Tuesday in Chicago. Lawmakers claimed they will track every marijuana bud and leaf produced.

    The group discussed rules for both patients who are looking to get relief for a medical condition and growers. It is not clear how many people who have medical conditions are interested in getting registry cards, but the Marijuana Policy Project estimates more than 10,000 patients could eventually sign up in Illinois. Applications could begin as early as September and medical marijuana would be available in 2015.

    State representative Lou Lang told FOX 32’s Joanie Lum he has been working toward this for years.

    “It took me five years to pass this bill and I didn’t do it to create business or revenue. I did it to provide a better quality of life for every sick person in our state,” Lang said.

    This is not true I’m writing letter to every body asking why state Representatives don’t tell the truth cuz Lou lang said every sick person gets help what about those with a record so Lou Lang statement is not true people in the state of Illinois  are denied medical treatment with the new marijuana pilot laws just because their have a record and are treated differently this means everyone is not treated equal with medical treatment in eyes of state of Illinois

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    It’s no surprise. Illinois was the last state to pass concealed carry and has the most corrupt
    politicicians of all the states and the most that have spent time in jail and guess where Obama was a senator?

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    This is getting so ridiculous here in Illinois with the medical cannabis program. It cost me over $200.00 to get qualified by the state. This qualification is only good for a little over a year. This is a process that I started over a year ago. I finally received a letter of qualification 5 months later. Now we still have no dispensaries and no idea when we may have any or where. It’s looking like the state took our money with no intention of providing a service. Do we get a refund or do we get medical cannabis?

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