After long wait, Illinois to issue medical marijuana licenses

February 3, 2015 12:19 AM

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After long wait, Illinois to issue medical marijuana licenses

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois will begin issuing licenses to grow and distribute medical marijuana 18 months after a law was signed legalizing it, Governor Bruce Rauner's general counsel said in a statement on Monday.

Former Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, who supported medical marijuana, left office in January without issuing licenses for growth and distribution, leaving it to Rauner, a Republican, who asked for a review of the selection process.

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