More people in Illinois are taking advantage of medical marijuana as the number of users has increased by 83%.

According to sj-r.com,

"A new state report shows the overall use of medical pot has risen 83 percent this year in Illinois with more than 46,000 users."

One of the main reasons for the increase is veterans be able to use it to treat PTSD instead of prescription medication.

Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner, added it to the list of qualifying conditions in 2016.

The number of patients using marijuana for PTSD has doubled in the past year. It's now the number one in the state.

Cannabis sales in the state have reached around $12 million a month.

The number of users is expected to get another big increase because of the new law allowing opioids to be replaced by marijuana. It also makes the process easier.

It will be interesting to see where the whole legalization of marijuana will go next in Illinois.


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