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As for the issue at the federal level with the 4473. Is it only the THC that you find effective, or can the cannabinoid oil do the trick for your pain? From what I understand, the oil itself (not containing THC beyond the minimal trace amounts) does not run afoul in either the eyes of the ATF, or the DEA...

That's my understanding as well. A CBD isolate, for example, is OK but full spectrum might not be. There's a newer isolate, CBG, they say is more effective than CBD - not sure where that falls from a 2A perspective but I suspect much the same as the CBD isolate.

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As for the issue at the federal level with the 4473. Is it only the THC that you find effective, or can the cannabinoid oil do the trick for your pain? From what I understand, the oil itself (not containing THC beyond the minimal trace amounts) does not run afoul in either the eyes of the ATF, or the DEA...

I really don't know as I have only tried edibles two times now. Both times were a 2:1 CBD:THC as my inderstanding is the CBD is what relieves the pain. Trying to figure the minimal dose to eliminate the pain, and then I'll feel somewhat confident that the pain can be controlled without heavy duty meds.

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My bag was stolen with my wallet containing my FOID. I reported it May 31st and received a letter two days ago saying it was denied because I answered yes to the drug question. I did that because I have a medical marijuana card now. I didn't have it years ago when I first applied for the FOID. There was no specific question for MMC and answering no when marijuana is still illegal federally would be lying (seems that way to me). I looked in the forum and saw someone do something similar but I'm unclear if I need to send in something saying the question was answered incorrectly. Right now, it is only requesting I fill out two forms and send any supporting documents. My questions are:

 

1. Was I supposed to answer no? Doesn't seem very clear on the expectation for MMC cardholders.

 

2. Does anyone have any idea how long the appeal process takes?

 

3. I wanted to get my conceal carry. I'm guessing this needs to be straightened out first or can I do both simultaneously (start the appeal for the FOID and still start the conceal carry process). Maybe that will allow me to clarify things faster than an appeal?

 

Thank you in advance for any input. I did a search on this forum but didn't find the exact answer I needed. If there is another post answering these questions, feel free to just post the link.

According to the statute:

(410 ILCS 130/7)

Sec. 7. Lawful user and lawful products. For the purposes of this Act and to clarify the legislative findings on the lawful use of cannabis:

(1) A cardholder under this Act shall not be

considered an unlawful user or addicted to narcotics solely as a result of his or her qualifying patient or designated caregiver status.
Therefore, it would seem one should answer 'NO' to the question.
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I wanted to give an update on things. I mailed my appeal papers as Molly advised in Nov 2020. I checked the status today and it is active and no longer denied. The issue date is 6/30/2021 so I expect to get it soon in the mail. I haven't received an email or any mailing giving me a status. I have just been periodically checking to see if the status ever changes to active and it has now. Thanks again for all of your help Molly.
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I wanted to give an update on things. I mailed my appeal papers as Molly advised in Nov 2020. I checked the status today and it is active and no longer denied. The issue date is 6/30/2021 so I expect to get it soon in the mail. I haven't received an email or any mailing giving me a status. I have just been periodically checking to see if the status ever changes to active and it has now. Thanks again for all of your help Molly.

Congratulations!! This is good news!

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On a side note.... why did you even bother to get a MMC in the first place? Did you not realize how much of a pain in the neck it would be to have a MMC & license to carry or did you know but still get one because you need it for work reasons or something like that?

 

Just seems like a headache every step along the way but who knows, maybe you already have 250 firearms and no longer need to show @ dealers?

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