First Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens In Chicago

A medical marijuana clinic opened in Chicago this week. It is the first such dispensary in Illinois. Named Good Intentions, interested people can visit the clinic in the Bucktown neighborhood, on North Ashland Avenue.

But don’t get too excited yet, Chicago residents. Even though Illinois became the 20th state in the US to legalize medical marijuana, it can’t be sold just yet, reports WLS-TV. According to the new laws, sales won’t be allowed until January 1 next year. However, it may take until later 2014 for sales to finally be allowed.

The new laws in Illinois require people who want to get medical marijuana to see a doctor. That doctor then must say that, in his or her opinion, the patient needs a prescription.

The new bill signed into law last week by Governor Pat Quinn allows medical marijuana to be used for nearly 40 conditions. These include AIDS/HIV and cancer. Patients with a prescription will be allowed to get up to 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana every 14 days.

– Read the entire article at The Inquisitr.