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    A cannabis conference will return to Navy Pier this weekend. Kye Martin reports. (Published Thursday, July 23, 2015)

    A cannabis conference will return to Navy Pier this weekend.

    The My Compassion Cannabis Conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

    The conference debuted at the venue last year and is being touted as the “nation’s premier cannabis health and wellness event.”
    Open to the public, vendors feature plant growing tips, industrial hemp products, vaping pens and presentations on cannabis science, human health and business growth.

    Accurate Biometrics, a Chicago company, will also offer fingerprinting for the medical card application.

    Passes to the event cost $42 per day, $100 for three days and packages for $199 or more.

    Last year, Illinois became the 20th state in the union to permit the use of medical marijuana.

    The number of Illinois medical marijuana patients currently sits at more than 2,600.

    In June, Illinois sent about 100 approval letters to patients who qualify to use marijuana, bringing the total to 2,600, the Illinois Department of Public Health said. About 22,600 people have started the application process on the program's website. Of those, only about 3,200 have submitted a complete application, 100 more than last month.

    At least one company hopes to have marijuana growing this summer. Others are still months away from planting. 

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