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updated: 9/3/2014 12:24 AM

First medical marijuana tally expected next week

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CHICAGO -- Illinois officials say they expect to get the first indications next week of how many patients are applying for special ID cards allowing them to use medical marijuana.

Authorities began accepting applications for medical marijuana Tuesday from patients whose last names start with letters A through L.

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Applications can be submitted both online and through the mail. The Illinois Department of Public Health has 30 days to review an application.

Lawmakers adopted the medical marijuana law in 2013. Under its provisions, patients must have a written certification from a doctor and get a background check. Only patients with certain medical conditions will be approved.

Patients whose last names begin with M through Z will have to wait until Nov. 1 to apply.

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