The issue of medical marijuana has lead to a burning debate among lawmakers.
Some say it’s an illegal drug and the law would lead to abuse, others believe it`s a legitimate painkiller.
Then there are people with chronic pain who already use marijuana illegally.
They hope the state will remove the stigma and the penalties for what they call medicine.
And for more information on the organizations mentioned in the story:
Michelle’s Charity – http://www.directeffectcharities.org/
State Rep. Lou Lang – http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1604
State Rep Patty Bellock – http://www.ilga.gov/house/rep.asp?MemberID=892