Applications begin for medical pot in Illinois

Tribune reporter

Today is the first day for patients to apply for medical marijuana permits.

The online applications were posted at around 10 a.m.

Prospective medical marijuana users with last names beginning A-L can apply online or by mail today through October. Those with last names beginning M-Z can apply in November or December.

To qualify, people must have any of about three dozen specified medical conditions, and must get a recommendation from their treating physician.

People may also get applications or information by calling the Health Department toll-free at 855-636-3688 or emailing

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