A cannabis conference is coming to Chicago this summer.
The Chicago Cannabis Conference is scheduled to be held June 7 and 8 at Navy Pier.
It is expected to provide education and resources for patients and Illinois residents looking to learn about the medical use of cannabis. The event will also feature a number of vendors and speakers.
The event will be held by nonprofit group My Compassion, a group of parents who provide cannabis education throughout the Midwest. The group advocates the medicinal benefits of cannabis on conditions like cancer, Crohn's disease, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and other life impairing conditions.
“We have experienced first hand how cannabis has helped these conditions while reducing many of the pharmaceutical prescriptions,” the group posted on the conference’s website. “Across the Country Cannabis is showing positive results in improving people’s health in turn giving hope and a better way of life.”
News of the conference comes just weeks after a House committee advanced legislation that would allow children with epilepsy to use medical marijuana.
Illinois earlier this year became the 20th state in the union to permit the use of medical marijuana. The four-year pilot project carries with it some of the strictest standards in the nation, and while the new law took effect Jan. 1, state agencies are still working through the rules that will govern the program.