IDPH unveils set of medical marijuana laws

SPRINGFIELD-- The Illinois Department of Public Health has released a preliminary set of rules for the state’s new medicinal marijuana program. 
Those seeking to participate in the 4 year pilot program will have to be finger printed, undergo a background check, pay a $150 fee and be issued a special photo ID card. 
IDPH’s Bob Morgan says those with one of several eligible illnesses will first have to be certified by their own doctor, “It requires an individual patient to have a preexisting relationship with their doctor so that the physician would have a verification form to verify the patients claim.”
The department is seeking public comment on the rules over the next few weeks, and then they will be submitted to a rules committee for final approval. 
Applications won’t be accepted until the guidelines are formally in place. 

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