Gov. Pritzker signs bill making state's medical marijuana program permanent

New law broadens access to medical marijuana makes state program permanent

New law broadens access to medical marijuana makes state program permanent

Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D - IL) signed House Bill 246 on August 9 with the objective of encouraging a more diverse history curriculum. The other bill makes it easier for children treated with cannabis-infused products to be administered the products during the school day. A student's parent or guardian must provide written authorization and provide a copy of the registry identification card of the student and parent or guardian.

IL has passed a law requiring "LGBT history" to be taught in all public schools.

The law goes into effect next July.

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Pritzker made the legalization of marijuana one of his key campaign promises in 2018, seeing it as a way to boost the state's general fund revenue while also insisting it would bring social equality to lower income communities that have seen more people arrested for minor drug offenses.

Under the program, people diagnosed with autism, chronic pain and other conditions will be able to apply for a medical cannabis license. Nurse practitioners and physicians assistants will also be able to certify patients for the program. Expanding the range of medical professionals will help expand access to the program in rural areas of the state where geographic barriers may restrict access to the program. "Since the enactment of our state's medical cannabis program, over 80,000 patients have been enrolled across the state". Every county, instead of just Cook County, will now have the ability to establish a 3 percent tax on the gross receipts of sales.

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