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Illinois Medical Marijuana Attorney

Cook County medical marijuana licensing and certification attorneys

Lawyer for Medical Cannabis Licensing and Certification in Cook County and DuPage County

The use of marijuana for medical purposes has been legal in the state of Illinois since 2013. Under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act, patients who have "debilitating medical conditions" can receive a Medical Cannabis Registry ID Card, which will allow them to purchase up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis every 14 days from a licensed dispensary. Debilitating medical conditions that are recognized by the state of Illinois include cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, muscular dystrophy, hepatitis C, and Tourette's syndrome, and a patient must receive written certification from a physician stating that they have a qualifying medical condition.

While Illinois also legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2019, the state continues to closely regulate the use of medical cannabis. Doctors who certify patients for the use of medical marijuana or businesses that manufacture, distribute, or dispense medical cannabis may come under scrutiny, and they may face legal issues that could affect their professional licenses. At the Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC, we can provide legal help in cases involving medical marijuana. We will advise you on the best steps to take to resolve these issues, and we will provide you with representation in any legal proceedings, helping you avoid negative effects on your career or your business.

Addressing Legal Issues Related to Medical Marijuana

We can help licensed professionals address a wide variety of concerns about medical cannabis, including:

  • License applications and renewals - We can assist with the process of applying for a license to cultivate or dispense medical marijuana, including meeting all applicable requirements when submitting a business plan, training and education plans for agents and employees, security plans, inventory monitoring and recordkeeping plans, financial records, and any other required information. We can also ensure that a business meets all requirements when applying for the renewal of a medical cannabis license, and with our experience handling cases before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), we can help you understand your options if a license application or renewal is denied.
  • Physician certification - Doctors may face questions about the practices followed when certifying patients for the use of medical marijuana, and this could potentially lead to discipline to their medical license or other consequences, such as the loss of hospital privileges or the loss of provider status with insurers. We can provide representation before the Illinois Medical Board, helping physicians defend against the suspension or revocation of their medical license, and we can also help address any other issues that may affect your medical practice and your career.
  • Expert witness - Our lawyers regularly provide consultation in cases involving marijuana or other controlled substances. We can review a case and provide a written report, or we can offer oral testimony in civil or criminal court cases in which prescribing, dispensing, or using medical marijuana is a factor that needs to be addressed. We can also serve as an expert witness in DEA administrative hearings, IDFPR license discipline hearings, or other legal proceedings.

Contact Our DuPage County Medical Marijuana Lawyers

The attorneys of the Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC have a strong knowledge of the medical marijuana laws in Illinois, and we understand how these issues can affect professional licenses and other aspects of a business or a person's career. Whether you are looking to obtain a license to dispense medical marijuana or need to defend against disciplinary action related to medical cannabis certifications, we can provide the legal help you need. To learn more about the services our medical marijuana attorneys can provide, contact our office and schedule a free consultation by calling 630-310-1267.

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