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In 2014, Illinois officially became the 20th state in the US to legalize the use of marijuana. Listed under 410 ILCS 130/1 and titled, “The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act,” the law allows qualified cultivation centers to grow marijuana, qualified dispensaries to sell marijuana, and qualified patients and caregivers to use marijuana.

Qualifying medical conditions include:

  • Alzheimer's disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Arnold Chiari malformation
  • Cachexia/wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Causalgia
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Complex regional pain syndrome type 2
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dystonia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydromyelia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nail patella syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Spinal cord disease
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov cysts
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome

How Does the Illinois Medical Cannabis Law Comply with Federal Law?

While medical marijuana is legal in Illinois, federal law considers it to be a crime under 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and § 846 to manufacture, distribute or dispense a controlled substance or to conspire to do so. However, the U.S. Department of Justice issues an official memorandum which states the federal government would not interfere or intervene with states’ medical marijuana law, as long as the states properly regulate and control their medical marijuana markets.

Seek Legal Representation from Our Criminal Defense Attorney

For those wishing to legally cultivate, sell, or use medical marijuana in the state, our Chicago drug crime lawyer can successfully navigate the law’s extensive statutory and regulatory structure.

Contact our experienced criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Steven Fine in Chicago today!

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