Good morning, Senator Steans, Representative Davis and esteemed members of the General Assembly.
My name is Leslie Mendoza Temple. I am a board-certified Family and Integrative Medicine physician in Glenview, Illinois. I also served as the former Chair of the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board for the Illinois Department of Public Health. It is important to note for the record that I am not speaking on behalf of any institution or my employer. I am speaking from my personal viewpoints and experience as a clinician….and as the proud mother of 3 sons, ages 7, 9 and 11 years old. I have no financial or other beneficial relationship with the medical cannabis industry.