Medical cannabis dispensaries to open for business Nov. 9 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Medical cannabis dispensaries to open for business Nov. 9

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ILLINOIS (KFVS) -

The sale of medical cannabis to qualifying patients and caregivers will begin on Monday, November 9 at eight dispensaries in Illinois.

You can click here for a list of the dispensaries that will be selling the product.

Qualifying patients and caregivers may visit any registered dispensary in the state, but must designate a single dispensary with the Illinois department of Public Health in order to make a medical cannabis purchase.

The director of Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, Joseph Wright, anticipates 12 to 15 medical cannabis dispensaries will be registered by the end of November, with about 20-25 dispensaries registered throughout the state by the end of the year.

According to estimates from IDPH, there are 3,300 qualifying patients in Illinois.

Medical Cannabis Registry Identification Cards were mailed to qualifying patients and caregivers on Oct. 30.

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