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Illinois governor signs opioid alternative bill, making huge improvements to medical cannabis program

Sweeping changes include medical cannabis access for opioid patients, streamlined process, and others

Illinois?s medical cannabis program took a major step forward today as Gov. Bruce Rauner signed bill SB 336, the Alternatives to Opioids Act, into law.

This historic change makes several key improvements:

? Opioid patients now qualify. Patients who are - or could be - prescribed opioid drugs will be able to register to obtain medical cannabis as an alternative.

? Shorter wait times. Patients will get provisional authorization to access medical cannabis as soon as their paperwork is submitted for registration - saving weeks of wait time.

? No more fingerprint requirement! Patients and caregivers w...


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