Medical marijuana has helped thousands of Illinois residents since the state legalized it in 2013, and the industry continues to evolve as even more research is conducted to prove its benefits for those who are suffering from painful or dangerous health conditions. Even youth under the age of 18 are now allowed to consume medical marijuana as an alternative treatment for such conditions, as per the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. This legislation has led many prospective medical marijuana card holders to seek out more information about the benefits of medical marijuana and the process they must follow to obtain a medical marijuana license.