Beginning today, Illinois Department of Public Health will accept patient applications for the medical marijuana program.  Residents with last names beginning with the letters M through Z are eligible.  Nearly 63-hundred people with last names starting with A through L have already begun the application process. 

But only 800 have completed the application and the rest are in different stages of completion.  Meanwhile, the state is also reviewing applications for businesses to serve as dispensaries and grow operations for the new industry.


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