Medical Marijuana Comes to Illinois: What You Need to Know
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Medical Marijuana Comes to Illinois: What You Need to Know

 
Though the legalization of medical cannabis represents a victory for patients and progressives everywhere, there are still many ways you can be arrested for marijuana-related crimes—even as a patient.
 
Our state is keeping tight regulations on the sale of medical cannabis products. As of right now, only 3,300 patients in Illinois have qualified to purchase from the eight dispensaries across the state. More than 25,000 people are currently waiting to be approved.
 
Many recreational users, criminal justice reform advocates, and patients are hopeful that the new bill signals a step towards relaxing Illinois’ notoriously strict drug laws.  As it stands, however, the new law should not be taken as a sign that our state prosecutors will go easier on marijuana charges.…