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Illinois panel OKs marijuana for pain, other conditions

An advisory board voted to add eight health conditions to the list of illnesses that can be treated by marijuana in Illinois. 

The newly recommended conditions include chronic pain syndrome, autism and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The suggestions next need approval by the Illinois Department of Public Health Director.

The board expressed frustration last month when Rauner's administration rejected its first 11 suggestions for expanding the list of medical conditions. 

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