Pritzker Medical Cannabis Signing photo

On Monday, Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation that expands the state's medical marijuana program and that he says will strengthen it and provide relief to 80,000 patients across the state.

One measure makes the pilot program permanent and adds 11 new conditions like chronic pain, anorexia, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines and autism to the list of those eligible for medical cannabis.

Governor Pritzker said Monday that he feels it's important to provide relief to those suffering.

State Rep. Bob Morgan of Deerfield also spoke and discussed how the new conditions were chosen.

The second new law makes it easier for students to take their dose at school. The legislation indicates that it allows students to self-administer under the direct supervision of a school nurse or school administrator.

A student’s parent or guardian must provide written authorization and provide a copy of the registry identification card of the student and parent or guardian.