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