Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program

With momentum growing for legal adult-use cannabis in Illinois following the election of J.B. Pritzker to the governorship, the Illinois General Assembly is already proposing legislation that would loosen regulations governing the cannabis industry.

On February 15, 2019, Sen. Heather A. Steans introduced SB 2023, which would amend the Illinois Banking Act and the Illinois

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