Illinois Senate approves medical marijuana bill – Associated Press …
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn must decide if he will sign a measure allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes after the state Senate approved legislation on Friday. The proposal has been touted as the strictest in the nation among states that have legalized medical marijuana. It authorizes physicians to prescribe marijuana to patients with whom they have an existing relationship and who has at least one of more than 30 medical conditions listed on the measure.
Lawmakers voted 35-21 to send the measure to the Democratic governor. Quinn has declined to say whether he will support the bill, saying he’s “open-minded” on the issue. Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, a former prosecutor, said she is in favor after meeting with patients, including veterans.
The proposed legislation creates a framework for a four-year pilot program that includes requiring patients and caregivers to undergo background checks. It sets a 2.5 ounce limit per patient per purchase and calls for 60 dispensaries regulated by the state where patients could buy the drug.
Tuesday, May 21st, the City of Los Angeles Votes on the Future of Medical Marijuana Regulation
So what’s it gonna be Los Angeles voters? D or F?
Everyone knows that medical marijuana needs some serious regulation in California. We need change. But, what type of change do we need exactly? For the last few weeks bloggers across web have been sharing their opinions on Measures D and F. But what are the FACTS? What exactly are residents of Los Angeles voting on?
Read Katherine’s article to learn the truth behind Measures D and F and what it means for Los Angeles medical marijuana patients:
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