According to a report from the Illinois Department of Public Health, medical marijuana use is up more than 80 percent in the state.
The Chicago Tribune has said that over 46,000 people have used medical marijuana in Illinois this year and nearly 75 percent of patients are more than 40 years old.
According to the report, the most common conditions medical marijuana is used for are cancer, PTSD, and fibromylagia.
It was recently that the state’s Governor, Bruce Rauner, signed into law a measure that allows medical marijuana to be prescribed instead of opioid painkillers. The law will also get rid of fingerprint and criminal background check requirements that delayed applications.