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CHICAGO (AP) - The official applications have been posted for aspiring medical marijuana businesses in Illinois.

The applications and detailed instructions were posted Friday on the program's website. The application period opens Sept. 8 and runs through Sept. 22 for a limited number of permits.

For cultivation center applicants, only applications submitted to the Department of Agriculture by certified U.S. mail, or in person, will be accepted.

Applications to obtain medical marijuana must be hand delivered to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in Chicago.

Patients whose last names begin with A through L and their designated caregivers can submit applications from Sept. 2 through Oct. 31. Patients whose last names begin with M through Z and their caregivers can submit applications from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31.

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