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Gov. Quinn signs bill legalizing medical marijuana

Governor Quinn signed a bill today, legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes in Illinois.

Under the new law, a person could be prescribed no more than two-and-a-half ounces of marijuana over two weeks.

The prescribing doctor must also have a prior medical relationship with the patient.

A doctor must find that the patient has one of a few dozen serious or chronic conditions for the marijuana to be prescribed.

The new law would take effect January 1.

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3 Comments to “Gov. Quinn signs bill legalizing medical marijuana”

    Alleluia said:
    August 1, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Sick or not sick 90% of people use it.

    GammaRay Burst said:
    August 2, 2013 at 3:35 AM

    I'm astounded !!

    I was under the impression our state government was ignorant , uptight, and oblivious, and never thought this Bill would ever pass

    Good job Gov Quinn and associates.

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