Students in Illinois who require access to medical cannabis during school hours were granted relief earlier in August, when Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Ashleys Law into law.
This marked a major step forward for patients, including the new laws namesake, Ashley Surin, who sought access to help manage her seizure condition.
Another bill, which would allow those prescribed opioids to qualify for the state program, is still awaiting the governors signature.
The governor only has until August 28 to sign, amend, or reject the bill.
The Opioid Alternative Pilot Program Act, which passed on May 31, not only allows those who could be prescribed opioid drugs to qualify for the medical cannabis program, it also dramatically improves current law by streamlining wait times and removing fingerprint requirements for patients.
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