However, the state’s medical cannabis program is receiving petitions for adding conditions to the approved condition list, but prior to that, the Illinois health department must take action on 8 ailments that an advisory panel in October recommended. Those include:
- Intractable pain;
- Chronic pain syndrome;
- due to trauma;
- postoperative pain;
- Post-traumatic stress syndrome; and
- Irritable bowel syndrome.
Between November 9, when the first dispensary opened, and the end of 2015, dispensaries generated about $1.7 million in medical cannabis sales.
Twenty-two (22) dispensaries currently operate in the State of Illinois, and another 12 to 14 could open before the end of March.