Illinois officials hold medical marijuana town hall

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COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ The first of three town hall meetings to answer questions about the Illinois medical marijuana application process is about to get underway in southern Illinois.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday in Collinsville. Patients, caregivers and aspiring business owners are invited to attend to learn about how the application process will work.

Two other meetings are set for later this month. One will be Aug. 18 at the Peoria Public Library and the other is set for Aug. 20 in Chicago at the student union building on the campus of Northeastern Illinois University.

More details about the meetings and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the program’s website.

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Online: Medical Cannabis Pilot Program website: http://mcpp.illinois.gov

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