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Quinn to sign bill to legalize medical marijuana today

Governor Quinn is expected to sign 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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6 Comments to “Quinn to sign bill to legalize medical marijuana today”

    Jay said:
    August 1, 2013 at 7:18 AM

    The problem is that the govewrnment is saying it can only be used for 31 causes of pain or diseases. Souldn"t be left up the the doctor to determin what medication is best for their patient? Is that not why they "practice" medicine

    Friday said:
    August 1, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    Funny how bills happen to breeze through the state of Illinois if there are tax dollars to collect.

    Alleluia said:
    August 1, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Doctors will prescribe it patients even if they don't have an illness. Doctors like getting paid under the table.

      brett said:
      August 1, 2013 at 11:13 AM

      no no no u have to have seen said doctor b4 not just once so he can lie n say u need mmj

    god said:
    August 1, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    A reason to come back!!!

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