Chicago Medical Marijuana Lawyer

What is the Illinois Medical Marijuana Law?
Illinois' medical marijuana law is officially titled "The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act" and is listed under 410 ILCS 130/1. The law allows qualified cultivation centers to grow marijuana, qualified dispensaries to sell marijuana, and qualified patients and caregivers to use marijuana. Those interested in legally growing, selling, or using marijuana must strictly comply with all aspects of Illinois' medical marijuana law.

How does the Illinois Medical Marijuana Law Comply with Federal Law?
Medical marijuana is legal in Illinois. However, federal law makes it is a crime under 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and § 846 to manufacture, distribute, or dispense a controlled substance – including marijuana – or to conspire to do so.

Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Justice issued an official memorandum stating it would not interfere with states' medical marijuana laws, provided the states regulate and control their medical marijuana markets. The memo's protection from the federal government depends, in part, on “whether the operation is demonstrably in compliance with a strong and effective state regulatory system.” Illinois' regulatory system is likely the strongest and most tightly regulated in the country. Accordingly, while the regulatory restrictions in Illinois are significant, Illinois' protection from federal encroachment looks equally robust.

Helping You Comply with both the
Illinois Medical Marijuana Law and Federal Law

Those wishing to legally grow, sell, or use medical marijuana in Illinois need legal advice to navigate the law's comprehensive statutory and regulatory structure. Attorney Thomas Hallock can assist medical marijuana clients every step of the way, including applying to the Illinois Department of Agriculture (for cultivators), the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (for dispensaries), and the Illinois Department of Public Health (for patients and caregivers).

Contact Thomas C. Hallock if you need a skilled and committed medical marijuana attorney in Chicago.
Call Hallock Law today at (888) 412-3741 to schedule your complimentary evaluation.

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