What does adult-use legalization mean for medical marijuana patients? – News – Morton Times-News – Morton, ILPosted by On

Adult-use marijuana is, barring a sudden change of heart from Gov. J.B. Pritzker, making its way to Illinois sooner rather than later.

The legislation states that consumers will be able to purchase legal, recreational cannabis as of Jan. 1, 2020.

Though heading to a dispensary and picking up marijuana will be new for Illinois adult-use consumers, medical use has been available to patients in the state since November 2015.

With the recent expansion to adult-use, the question now is, what does that mean for medical patients in Pekin and across the state?

Caprice Sweatt is the owner and founder of Medical Cannabis Outreach, which has a location in Pekin. MCO provides medical marijuana cards to patients across Illinois in what their website describes as a “safe, professional, clinical setting for patients with chronic or debilitating health conditions.”

Sweatt says that…

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