Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act

Illinois is poised to begin licensing scores of new dispensaries now that the General Assembly has voted to legalize the possession of recreational cannabis effective January 1, 2020.

On May 31, after rounds of spirited debate in both houses, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 1438 by a 66-47 margin. Championed by Sen. Heather

Illinois’ Medical Cannabis Pilot Program has been slowly gaining steam since its inception in November 2015, particularly with last year’s extension of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act until July 1, 2020, and the addition of post-traumatic stress disorder and terminal illness as qualifying conditions.

Given the success of the pilot program