Illinois: Medical Cannabis Expansion Measures Signed into Law
AUGUST 13, 2019
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) has signed two separate medical cannabis expansion bills into law. Senate Bill 2023 expands the state’s medical cannabis program by adding several new qualifying conditions, allowing physicians assistants and advanced practice registered nurses to recommend medical cannabis to their patients, allowing minor patients to have up to three caregivers instead of two, among other changes. The new law went into effect on August 9, 2019.