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Medical marijuana plan OK’d by Illinois Senate committee

MedicalMarijuanaThe Illinois Senate Executive Committee has approved a four-year pilot program that would allow people with certain illnesses to use marijuana to ease their symptoms.

The proposal would allow doctors to prescribe no more than two-and-a-half ounces of pot over two weeks for patients.

The patients would have to buy their medical marijuana from one of 60 dispensing centers across the state. They could not grow their own.

The proposal has already passed the Illinois House.

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2 Comments to “Medical marijuana plan OK’d by Illinois Senate committee”

    Esco said:
    May 9, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    They'll end up empty handed, it's only at dispensaries. But you make a good point, those dispensaries will need some means of defense from crime otherwise they're sitting ducks for criminals.

    Good going Illinois, welcome to the 21st century..

    kid1339 said:
    May 9, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    the only good move the state has made in years .

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