SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BP) — Children in Illinois will be eligible for medical marijuana prescriptions, according to rules announced by state health officials in late December. The rules by the Illinois Department of Public Health amend the medical marij- uana pilot program approved by lawmakers in June. A handful of parents subsequently spearheaded a campaign to open the program to children under age 18, especially those who suffer from epileptic seizures. Medical marijuana products are not yet available in Illinois. Industry experts anticipate medial marijuana products will be available by late spring or early summer.
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