Forms reflect updates to Illinois medical marijuana program

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CHICAGO (AP) _ Illinois health officials have posted new forms for doctors and patients in the state’s medical marijuana program to reflect changes in the law.

The Illinois Department of Public Health posted the updated information on its website Tuesday. The new material includes a form physicians must use to certify that a patient has a qualifying health condition. Doctors no longer need to recommend marijuana, but must certify a patient’s diagnosis.

An updated patient application is available, as is new information on how patients who are terminally ill can apply for a medical marijuana card.

The department has posted updated information for current patients on renewing their marijuana cards. The department says it will mail a letter with renewal information to registered cardholders 90 days before their cards expire.

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Online: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/medical-cannabis

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