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New Medical Cannabis Law

Updated: May 19, 2023

On August 12, Governor Pritzker signed legislation expanding the medical cannabis law's definition of "debilitating medical conditions" to include autism, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, osteoarthritis, anorexia nervosa, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Neuro-Behcet's Autoimmune Disease, neuropathy, polycyclystic kidney disease, and superior canal dehiscence syndrome. This legislation follows a year's long court battle led by Goldberg Law Group to force Illinois to add 8 of those 11 conditions to the list of "debilitating medical conditions." The addition of the 11 qualifying conditions means all of the conditions recommended for inclusion by the Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board are now eligible for the medical cannabis program.


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