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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.