Governor Pat Quinn has signed a medical marijuana bill into law for the state of Illinois that legalize cannabis for medical use. The law will take effect on January 1st and it consists of a four-year trial program. There are other 19 states and the District of Columbia that have approved marijuana purchase and consumption for medical reasons.
It is expected that businesses related to the operation of marijuana selling will set up shops across Illinois after obtaining their respective licenses. Patients also need to get issued medical marijuana cards from physicians in order to be able to purchase cannabis if prescribed to help with a condition.
The patient who carries the card will be allowed to buy up to 2.5 ounces every two weeks and also buy baked goods such as brownies and muffins containing marijuana. There will be a tax associated with any marijuana purchase. Shops planning to sell marijuana for medical use will not be able operate until each one of the rules and regulations associated with the law are tightened.
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