I am 16 years old and have been diagnosed with major depression disorder and want to know if my doctor can prescribe medical marijuana to me.
There are new laws about medical marijuana and prescription to minors which will take effect after the first of the year. You need to speak with your doctor about this and any other medical matter. Best wishes to you.
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There have been some very recent developments in this area. Since you are a minor, you along with your parents will have to discuss this issue with your physician, including a review of the new developments regarding the regulation of medical marijuana.
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Irregardless of your age, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act only allows use in the treatment of "debilitating medical conditions." The statute, 410 ILCS 130/10(h), lists those maladies defined as debilitating medical conditions. Depression is not one of those listed conditions. The Illinois law is far more restrictive than other states which permit the use of medical marijuana.
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