Over 6,300 medical marijuana applications submitted to Illinois Department of Public Health

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SPRINGFIELD - On Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that approximately 6,300 Illinois patients have submitted applications to use medical marijuana in Illinois.  

However, health department officials say most of the applications that have already been submitted are missing crucial documents.  In order to be complete, an application must include a doctor certification and background check information, items that only 800 applications included.  Individuals who submitted incomplete applications will be notified and given 21 days to provide the needed documents.

According to IDPH officials, the most frequent health problems showing up in medical marijuana forms submitted by doctors are cancer, multiple sclerosis, severe fibromyalgia, and spinal cord injuries.
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