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It’s another recommendation to expand the state’s medical marijuana program, but will it be another effort snuffed out by the Governor’s administration.


The Medical Cannabis Advisory Board on Monday added two recommended illness or conditions to a previous list of 10 conditions that should make a patient eligible for a medical marijuana card.

This week the panel acted by adding type 1 diabetes and panic disorder. That’s in addition to the previous recommendations including post traumatic stress disorder and autism.


The board and others aren’t hopeful any changes will come to the pilot program – the board’s suggestions are routinely turned down in the final approval process.


The Illinois Department of Public Health has the final say so over what conditions are added. Right now the program recognizes fewer than 40 ailments.

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