Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 09, 2014
Last Thursday, February 27, marked another important date for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. After 20 days of open public commentary, The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation closed the public commentary period for the draft regulations. The departments are now tasked with producing the final regulations that will include what the government is looking for in potential dispensary or cultivation applicants.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) signed a bill into law legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes on August 1, 2013. The Democratic Governor’s signature made Illinois the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana for patient use. The new law took effect on January 1, 2014; patients will not be recommended more than 2.5 ounces of marijuana over a two-week period. The legislation states that patients will have to purchase marijuana from one of 60 dispensing centers throughout the state and will not be allowed to legally grow their own. Additionally, marijuana will be grown indoors in cultivation centers located in designated police districts across the entire state.
For entrepreneurs interested in opening a medical marijuana dispensary in Illinois, leading cannabis consulting company DispensaryPermits.com will be holding complimentary in-person consultations in Chicago, Illinois March 10-15th. DispensaryPermits.com is currently working with dozens of medical marijuana entrepreneurs looking to open dispensaries or cultivation centers across the nation. DispensaryPermist.com assists entrepreneurs through the complex legal and financial aspects of Illinois’ medical marijuana program, including application requirements. The company has assembled a team of top professionals including doctors, lawyers, scientists, architects, CPAs, horticulturalists, engineers and medical marijuana business owners to create comprehensive dispensary and cultivation business plans.
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