Medical Marijuana Bill Advances
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 26, 2009 5:20PM
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According to the state of Illinois General Assembly website's summary of the act:
Provides that when a person has been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition, the person and the person's primary caregiver may be issued a registry identification card by the Department of Public Health that permits the person or the person's primary caregiver to legally possess no more than 7 dried cannabis plants and 2 ounces of dried usable cannabis.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. William Haine (D-Alton), and co-sponsored by Sen. Iris Martinez (D-Chicago) and Sen. Jeffrey Schoenberg (D-Evanston), should be presented to the full state senate by the end of the week. [Chi-Town Daily News]