Experts outline successes and flaws of Illinois’ medical cannabis program – Chicago Sun

Changing attitudes and approaches to medical cannabis, and the successes and shortcomings of Illinois’ pilot program was discussed by a panel of experts Monday at a Medical Cannabis 101 event in West Town.

The state’s medical cannabis program was started just over two years ago. By the end of last year, 34,700 people had applied for the program which covers patients who have been diagnosed with at least one of the 41 debilitating conditions that has been approved by the state, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

But adding to the list of conditions that are currently covered under the program has been a slow process, State Sen. Don Harmon said.

State Sen. Don Harmon speaks Monday night at the Reader’s Medical Cannabis 101 event at mHUB in West Town. | Marina Labarth del Solar/Sun-Times

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