Over 2,000 people have applied for medical marijuana ID cards in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD - More than 2,000 people have submitted applications for medical marijuana ID cards since the application process began this week.

According to Bob Morgan, the project coordinator for Illinois' Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, officials only expected a few hundred patients and caregivers would begin registering in the first few days.

Authorities started taking applications on Tuesday.  Applications are currently being accepted from patients whose last names begin with letters A through L.  Others will be able to apply starting November 1.

The medical marijuana law was adopted in 2013.  Patients will need to have a written certification from a doctor, and will need to get a background check.

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