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Medical Cannabis Pilot Program

The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act was signed by Governor Quinn on August 1, 2013, and went into effect on January 1, 2014. The Department of Agriculture is charged with registering and regulating up to 22 cultivation centers allowed in the law. The Department of Agriculture administrative rules were approved by the JCAR committee on July 15, 2014. Further information on the Act (410 ILCS 130), including the full text can be found on the Illinois General Assembly website ( Please visit the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program website for past drafts of the rules, program updates and
frequently asked questions.

Cultivation Center Applications

The final Cultivation Center Applications and Application Instructions can be found here:


If you have comments, suggestions or more detailed inquiries for the Department of Agriculture, please direct them to

Related Links

Further information about the Act and the roles of the Department of Public Health and the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may be found at