Illinois Tweaks Medical Marijuana Law

Fred Bodimer

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) – Illinois regulators are making some revisions to the rules for the state’s new medical marijuana law.

One big change is lowering the price for a medical marijuana card.

“Previously, patients would pay $150 for an ID card, which is now reduced to $100,” says Melaney Arnold with the Illinois Department of Public Health. “And those who are caregivers will only pay $25 for a card. We also added veterans to the list, so now they are also able to purchase and have an identification card for $50 dollars.”

Arnold says they have also agreed to remove controversial language that would have required gun owners to give up their firearms owner ID cards in order to get a medical marijuana card.

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