Illinois House passes medical marijuana bill
The Illinois House approved a measure Wednesday to let people use marijuana for medical purposes.
It was a close vote: 61 to 57.
Proponents say it would start with a four-year pilot program and would be the most restrictive of these types of laws in the nation.
The bill now moves to the Illinois Senate, which has passed similar legislation in the past.
Governor Quinn says he’s open-minded about the issue.