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The Illinois Senate Executive Committee has approved a four-year pilot program that would allow people with certain illnesses to use marijuana to ease their symptoms.
The proposal would allow doctors to prescribe no more than two-and-a-half ounces of pot over two weeks for patients.
The patients would have to buy their medical marijuana from one of 60 dispensing centers across the state. They could not grow their own.
The proposal has already passed the Illinois House.