On Monday in Illinois, an advisory board composed of professionals from the medical field, medical marijuana patients and caregivers voted in regards to adding 11 qualifying medical conditions to the state’s current list.
Said advisory board approved 8 out of the 11 conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The three conditions that were rebuffed were said to have been voted against due to the lack of scientific evidence showing the therapeutic effectiveness of marijuana for the ailments in question, which included diabetes, anxiety and Essential Thrombocythemia (ET) with a JAK2 mutation.
But regardless of what conditions Illinois’ advisory board approves, the patients that have previously qualified for the program are still faced with the dilemma of where to obtain the multifaceted miracle plant due to the fact that the state has managed to do some serious ball dropping in respect to hammering out the distribution details.
And just when will the patients that qualified for Illinois’ four-year medical marijuana pilot program be able to legally access the medicine the state’s citizens approved over two years ago?
Well, state officials are now claiming that the allotted dispensaries will be open for business sometime this summer. But I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you.