Illinois Governor Approves Medical Marijuana As Treatment For PTSD

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A bill extending Illinois' medical marijuana program by two and a half years has been signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

In addition to extending the pilot program, the bill signed last Thursday by Rauner adds PTSD and terminal illness to the list of qualifying conditions.

Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program got its start under former Gov. Pat Quinn and continued under Rauner, who for more than a year resisted expanding the program beyond the original 39 conditions and diseases listed in the law.

Illinois law allows people to petition the state to add health conditions to the eligible list, but Rauner's administration has rejected all ...

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