CHICAGO - The new medical marijuana program in Illinois is looking for health professionals and patients to serve on an advisory board.
The 15-member board will make recommendations about which medical conditions can be added to the list of those approved for medical marijuana use in the state.
Board members will be appointed by the governor.
While Illinois current medical marijuana law allows patients with certain medical problems to apply for ID cards, the law allows the public to petition to add other medical conditions to the list. The board then reviews the petitions, holds public hearings, and writes a report advocating the addition of "conditions" to the legalized pot list.