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Illinois medical marijuana director resigns

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CHICAGO (AP) -

A spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce Rauner says the Illinois medical marijuana program's director has resigned.

Spokeswoman Catherine Kelly tells The Associated Press the administration has accepted the resignation of Joseph Wright, who was in the position for just over one year. She says the governor's office "will have no further comment."

Wright will be replaced by Jack Campbell, the program's bureau chief in the Department of Agriculture.

The change comes as Rauner considers signing a bill to extend the pilot program by two and a half years and adding post-traumatic stress disorder and terminal illness to the list of qualifying conditions. Rauner is said to support the plan.

Wright was formerly an assistant general counsel in Rauner's office. He was the second person to head the medical marijuana pilot program, succeeding Bob Morgan. 

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