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Proposed Rules for Illinois' Medical Marijuana Program

The Illinois Department of Public Health is releasing a preliminary set of rules for the state's new medical marijuana program.

Those seeking to participate in the four year pilot program will have to be fingerprinted, undergo a background check, pay a 150 dollar fee and be issued a special photo I-D.

But public health's Bob Morgan says those with one of several eligible illnesses will first have to be certified by their own doctor.

The department is seeking public comment on the rules over the next few weeks.
They will then be submitted to a rules committee for final approval.

Applications won't be accepted until the guidelines are formally in place.