medicinal marijuana

City Council Approves Zoning
1:40 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Medical Marijuana Zoning in Macomb

Credit Salon.com

Macomb aldermen have decided where medical marijuana facilities can open within city limits.

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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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Fall Veto Session
3:19 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Back to Work for Illinois Legislature

The Illinois Capitol building

Illinois lawmakers began November with an election that solidified Democratic majorities and they will finish the month by returning to the Capitol. 

Their annual fall meetings are called veto sessions because lawmakers are supposed to consider legislation the governor rejected or changed.  Those could include statewide regulation of plastic bags and a plan to let cancer treatment centers reject job applicants who smoke.

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