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Illinois begins work on medical marijuana rules

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Springfield (AP) -- Illinois officials have begun setting up a system to let people buy medical marijuana in the state.

 

The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports (http://bit.ly/1boiZwB ) officials from at least four state agencies are meeting to draft rules that will govern medical marijuana distribution.

 

They hope to present a final version of the rules to lawmakers in the spring.

 

In August, Illinois became the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana. The law sets up a four-year pilot program for state-regulated dispensaries and 22 so-called cultivation centers, where the plants will be grown.

 

Only patients with serious illnesses or diseases will be allowed to get the drug. They must have established relationships with a doctor and will be limited to 2.5 ounces every two weeks.

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