The Chicago medicaloffice, Good Intentions, opened last August and has since received upwards of 20,000 phone calls inquiring about Illinois’ new medical marijuana .
“We can’t keep up with demand,” said an office spokesperson.
At first, the response was so overwhelming that Good Intentions, which also has a location in Michigan, had to start hiring more staff to handle all the calls, answer questions and schedule new appointments.
“These are seriously ill people,” said Good Intentions, “many of whom are going to die and die in pain.”
Illinois’ medical marijuana law will be implemented January 1, 2014, so many potential medical marijuana patients want to be prepared by getting certified for medical marijuana as soon as possible.