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Illinois seeks medical marijuana board nominees

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 7:31 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The new medical marijuana program in Illinois is looking for health professionals and patients to serve on an advisory board.

The 15-member board will make recommendations about which medical conditions can be added to the list of those approved for medical marijuana use in the state.

Board members will be appointed by the governor. There is no compensation other than expenses.

Only patients with certain medical problems can apply for ID cards to use medical marijuana. But the new law allows the public to petition to add medical conditions to the list. The board will review the petitions, hold public hearings and make a written report based on experience and evidence-based medical research.

More information about how to apply can be found on the program's website.

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Online: http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/mcpp

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