Nature’s Grace and Wellness; Pot with a purpose

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One year into Illinois’ medical marijuana pilot program, the number of patients just topped 12,000 with retail sales of 28-million dollars.  The list of qualifying conditions is growing as well with PTSD, post operative chronic pain, and irritable bowel syndrome either on the list or about to be added.  Our Steve Sanders goes down on the farm with an Illinois family whose pioneering roots run deep.

You don't have to get high to use marijuana, and you don't have to smoke it. Many plant strains have low levels of psycho-active ingredients so even children can use them.   If you know someone who may benefit from medical marijuana, please share this video.  And for even more information on Illinois' program, click these links.

Producer Pam Grimes and Photojournalist Reed Nolan contributed to this report.

http://www.naturesgraceandwellness.com/

https://www.facebook.com//groups/IllinoisMCC

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/medical-cannabis