House Bill 1
Apr. 17, 2013 by House, 61-57 and May 17, 2013 by
Signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn on Aug. 1, 2013
Effective: Jan. 1, 2014
The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program
Act establishes a patient registry program, protects
registered qualifying patients and registered designated
caregivers from "arrest, prosecution, or denial of any
right or privilege," and allows for the registration of
cultivation centers and dispensing organizations. Once
the act goes into effect, "a tax is imposed upon the
privilege of cultivating medical cannabis at a rate of
7% of the sales price per ounce."
Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for HIV, AIDS,
hepatitis C, ALS, muscular dystrophy, Crohn's disease,
agitation of Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis,
chronic pancreatitis, spinal cord injury or disease,
traumatic brain injury, or "one or more injuries that
significantly interferes with daily activities as
documented by the patient's provider; and a severely
debilitating or terminal medical condition or its
treatment that has produced at least one of the
following: elevated intraocular pressure, cachexia,
chemotherapy induced anorexia, wasting syndrome, severe
pain that has not responded to previously prescribed
medication or surgical measures or for which other
treatment options produced serious side effects,
constant or severe nausea, moderate to severe vomiting,
seizures, or severe, persistent muscle spasms."
"Adequate supply" is defined as "2.5 ounces of usable
cannabis during a period of 14 days and that is derived
solely from an intrastate source." The law does not
allow patients or caregivers to cultivate cannabis.
Governor Pat Quinn's Aug. 1, 2013
explains key points of the law and notes that it is a
four-year pilot program.
Medical Marijuana Program
Illinois Department of Public Health
Information provided by the state on sources for medical
Cultivation centers and dispensing organizations will be
registered by the Department of Agriculture and
Department of Financial and
Professional Regulation, respectively.
Patient Registry Fee:
To be determined during the rulemaking process
Accepts other states' registry ID cards?