The state’s medical program was approved January 2014, making Illinois the twentieth state to legalize medical marijuana in the form of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act. Illinois' medical marijuana legislation is still in its infancy, remaining in a pilot designation until July 2020. However, the CRTA was also included provisions for expanding Illinois’ medical cannabis program, allowing for home cultivation for medical cannabis patients beginning January 2020. Under the current medical cannabis regulations, qualifying patients with debilitating medical conditions are allowed to purchase and possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis or more if their physician believes it is an adequate supply. Home cultivators are allowed to keep whatever they harvest, however standard possession limits apply outside of a patient’s residency.