medicinal marijuana http://tspr.org en Illinois House Approves Marijuana Law http://tspr.org/post/illinois-house-approves-marijuana-law <p>Medical marijuana took a significant step on April 17 toward becoming law in Illinois.&nbsp; For the first time, it won approval in the House.</p><p>The vote was close (61-to-57), and lawmakers were vacillating until the last minute.</p><p></p><p></p><p>People who decided to support medical marijuana said they heard from constituents who told them it's the best way they've found to relieve their pain.</p><p>But others are worried about people abusing the system.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 00:28:17 +0000 Brian Mackey 32249 at http://tspr.org Illinois House Approves Marijuana Law Back to Work for Illinois Legislature http://tspr.org/post/back-work-illinois-legislature <p>Illinois lawmakers began November with an election that solidified Democratic majorities and they will finish the month by returning to the Capitol.&nbsp;</p><p>Their annual fall meetings are called veto sessions because lawmakers are supposed to consider legislation the governor rejected or changed. &nbsp;Those could include statewide regulation of plastic bags and a plan to let cancer treatment centers reject job applicants who smoke.</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:19:42 +0000 Rich Egger 24919 at http://tspr.org Back to Work for Illinois Legislature