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Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Applications Now Available

For those interested in taking a leadership role in the future of Illinois’ Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, the state is now accepting applications for the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board.

The board will be responsible for reviewing petitions received from Illinois residents for the addition of debilitating medical conditions to the current approved conditions list. The group will conduct public hearing for reviewing petitions, review previously accepted conditions and recommend the approval or denial of each petitioner’s request within 60 days of a public hearing.

There are 15 member positions available on the board, including: one medical cannabis patient advocate or designated caregiver; two nurses or nurse practitioners who work with medical cannabis patients; three registered qualifying patients (to include one veteran); and nine healthcare practitioners with current professional licensure in their fields (one per field).

Members should have no affiliation, serve on the board of or have a business relationship with a registered cultivation center or registered medical cannabis dispensary.

The members will hold a four-year term until a successor is appointed, with the potential to hold multiple terms.

To apply, visit the Boards and Commissions Detail for the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board and click ‘Apply’ at the bottom of the page.


About Michael Mayes

As Chief Executive Officer for Quantum 9, Inc., Michael has assisted in funding some of the largest commercial cannabis projects in the world. Michael has been a cannabis investor since 2009 in Colorado’s first legal for-profit cannabis market. As the co-founder and CEO of Quantum 9, Inc., Michael has spent years designing technology and collaborating with countless consultants on the forefront of the cannabis industry. Collaborating with the brightest minds and contributing to world-class organizations has been an incredibly enlightening and rewarding experience for him. Also, he has amassed a comprehensive and award-winning team engaged globally for public policy best practices through the prioritization of environmental sustainability and patient care. Michael is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS), contributor to Marijuana Business Daily, quoted in the Chicago Tribune, Tampa Tribune, Yahoo Finance, Tampa Tribune, Sativa Magazine, CBC and the Daily Herald. His media appearances include several CBS and WGN appearances and international presence on BNN Commodities in Canada. On the public policy front, Michael and his team were instrumental in their work of drafting the Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill for Senator Perry Clark. Most recently, Michael taught a class for the International Pharmaceutical Academy in Toronto, Canada. He spoke on Cannabis Pharmacology, and the effects cannabis has on the endocannabinoid system.

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