Illinois may extend medicinal marijuana to people with epilepsy

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An Illinois Senate committee endorsed a bill to expand the use of legal marijuana for medicinal purposes; the vote was unanimous.

The revision means people, including children, who suffer from epileptic seizures may qualify for medical pot.

Critics warn, there is not sufficient evidence that marijuana can help children.

The bill now heads for the full Senate.

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  • Diane

    Illinois may extend medicinal marijuana to Epilepsy…….California prescribes medicinal marijuana to nail biters. It's only a matter of time.

  • Andrea

    You are absolutely right. the REAL research that proves that medical marijuana does anything more than get you high and make you stop complaining is scarce. the active metabolite (tetra-hydrocannabinol) has been isolated and made available to researcher for decades. Much to drug companies dismay, any REAL double-blinded research only showed modest effect on all diseases treated with this agent. If it had so much progress, the drug companies would have gone hog-wold with it. so don't believe everything the potheads tell you.
    a Chicago MD who used this agent for his AIDS patients and saw little effect or improvement.