by WGN Web Desk
Governor Pat Quinn took a moment Thursday speak at the University of Chicago before signing Illinois’ new medical marijuana bill, saying it was an “important day for healing” in the state. (WGN-TV)
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Governor Quinn signed a bill that legalizes 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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