Medical Marijuana

Illinois House Bill 1
6:04 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Doctors: Just Say No to Medical Marijuana

Marijuana
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A group of doctors and drug-policy officials called on Illinois lawmakers to not approve a bill (HB 1) that would allow the medical use of marijuana.

The comments were made as the American Society of Addiction Medicine holds its annual meeting in Chicago.

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Medical Marijuana
7:28 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Illinois House Approves Marijuana Law

Marijuana
Credit salon.com

Medical marijuana took a significant step on April 17 toward becoming law in Illinois.  For the first time, it won approval in the House.

The vote was close (61-to-57), and lawmakers were vacillating until the last minute.

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.

But others are worried about people abusing the system.

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Replacing Legislative Veteran
5:28 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

New SE Iowa Senator Preparing for Session

State Senator-elect Rich Taylor (D-Mt. Pleasant)

Southeast Iowa’s newest state lawmaker says he is still getting used to the state capitol.

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