IL: Medical Pot Rules Approved
Illinoisians with about three-dozen illnesses can start applying for a license to use medical marijuana in September.
Illinois lawmakers approved the rules for the pilot program, which will allow patients to get up to two-and-a-half-ounces of marijuana every two weeks.
The licenses will only be issued to people who have already been seeing a doctor for their illness.
To qualify, patients will need a doctor's prescription, plus they'll have to submit to a background check.