On Sunday April 27 seminars to discuss many aspects of the newly enacted Illinois medical cannabis law will be held by Illinois NORML and Midwest Cannabis Consulting LLC in Champaign. Separate seminars will be devoted to patient needs and business interests. The patient information seminar will be held from 1-3PM followed by a medical cannabis business seminar from 3:30-5:30PM. The Medical Cannabis Patient and Business Seminars will be held at the I Hotel, 1900 S First Street, Champaign, Illinois.
Illinois NORML is the Illinois chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, the oldest national public policy organization dedicated to changing our policies relating to cannabis. The local chapter has worked over the past decade to finally pass a medical cannabis bill in Illinois and is dedicated to supporting patients and a medical cannabis system that best supports patients and their needs.
Ali Nagib, Illinois NORML’s assistant director, stated: “These seminars provide an opportunity for patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and anyone interested in becoming involved in the new Illinois medical cannabis industry to learn more about the law and how the program will be rolled out.”
The patient seminar will educate people on what conditions qualify, what to expect from the new program, what cannabinoids are and how medical cannabis can be helpful for different conditions. It will also cover the proposed draft rules from the Department of Public Health for patients in Illinois that will likely be approved later this spring. The business seminar will discuss opportunities to get involved in the soon-to-be legal medical cannabis industry in Illinois as well as relevant draft rules.
“Many seminars are being held regularly throughout Illinois by many different organizations,” Nagib noted, “but few have focused on how the Illinois law works and especially how it will be different from other states like California and Colorado and we hope to fill in those gaps.”
Illinois NORML supports the new law because it legally protects many patients and their doctor’s right to choose the best course of treatment for each individual situation and will help thousands of seriously ill people relieve their debilitating symptoms with cannabis.
For more information, including registration details, visit Illinois NORML’s Facebook page.