Medical Cannabis Availability Update

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Salveo Health & Wellness will NOT have medicine available on Monday, November 2nd. We are ready to open, and growers have medicine available to ship, but the state is not ready to give them the go-ahead. It appears, based on the following post from the Illinois Department of Public Health, that the state will let everyone know a date by which dispensaries will be able to start serving patients.

Sorry for the delay, but it is 100% out of our control. We will continue to update this website and our Facebook page with additional information. As always, feel free to call us at 309-647-9333.

Please be advised that the State of Illinois will soon announce a state-wide start date for sales of medical cannabis at registered dispensaries. At this time, the Department of Public Health requests that qualifying patients and caregivers DO NOT CALL for information about when dispensaries will begin sales. An announcement will be posted on the website for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program as well as the website for the Department of Public Health

Illinois Panel Recommends Eight Conditions To Add To Pilot Program

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The public petitioning period was on Wednesday, October 7, and by the end of the day the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board recommended that the following eight conditions be covered under the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program:
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Illinois Senate Committee Passes Bill to Extend Cannabis Program

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A bill to extend the duration of the Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program has passed in the State Senate Executive Committee and now heads to the Senate floor for debate.

The program is currently set to expire on January 1, 2018, four years from when the law went into effect, but due to numerous delays nearly a year and a half has passed with no cannabis in the hands of patients. The bill sets a new expiration date of four years from when the first dispensary begins operation to give legislators the full four year term to evaluate the program.

Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Recommends 11 Additional Illnesses

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Today the Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board held a public meeting in Chicago to decide whether to expand the list of conditions eligible for treatment with medical marijuana. We’re happy to report that the board, made up of doctors, nurses, patients and a pharmacist heard testimony from a variety of sources and at the end of the day recommended that eleven illnesses be added to the list:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Chronic Post-Operative Pain
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Neuro-Behcet’s Autoimmune Disease
  • Neuropathy, peripheral and diabetic
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome

Anxiety, Diabetes, and Essential Thrombcythemia with a JAK 2 Mutation were considered, but unfortunately did not receive enough votes.

The recommendations now head to the Illinois Department of Health which must approve the additions before any patient with one of the conditions can apply for a medical card. If you have one of the illnesses that the board has recommended do not apply until the state has officially added it. If you do, your application will be rejected and your fees will be refunded.