More Than 650 Illinoisians Approved to Use Medical Marijuana

The number of Illinoisans legally allowed to use medical marijuana is slowly growing each month.

New numbers released Wednesday show that 650 people were approved to use the medical product in 2014.

About 1,800 people submitted some or all of the application, which includes a sign-off from a treating doctor. Almost 13,000 people in total began the process online, state spokeswoman Melaney Arnold said.

The state reported a month ago that 600 people had been approved while about 11,000 people began the process online. Of those, only 1,600 had submitted at least part of the application.

– Read the entire article at The Chicago Sun-Times.