Illinois Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law

profileIllinois governor Pat Quinn signed a medical marijuana bill into law. That’s twenty states down, thirty more to go.

Via Think Progress:

Once the law goes into effect January 1, it will permit marijuana use with a doctor’s prescription for more than 30 specified ailments; require users, growers, and dispensaries to undergo fingerprinting and criminal background checks; and limit the number of growers and dispensaries. It also limits the amount of marijuana per person to the equivalent of two small sandwich bags over the course of two weeks.

“This is really an important day for healing in Illinois,” Quinn signed the bill with military veteran Jim Champion at his side. Champion, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, said the bill will allow him to more than halve the number of pills he takes.

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4 Comments on "Illinois Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law"

  1. This article doesn’t go into much detail. Read this to get specifics:

  2. Ted Heistman | Aug 2, 2013 at 7:05 pm |

    He looks high!

  3. Hadrian999 | Aug 2, 2013 at 7:40 pm |

    if medical marijuana is a legit medication it should not be subject to a criminal background check

  4. rhetorics_killer | Aug 3, 2013 at 1:35 am |

    What seems to purspire in this statement is the crude ‘necessity’ to organize a tight control over those who act in the field. With semi-legalization comes the price to pay: give fingerprints and get ready to be thoroughly checked in every step of the process. Next could be to greet a monsanto-type patent in order to produce an edulcorated plant, as light as possible in its high effect, as well as ‘reinforced’ in ‘medical’ characteristics. This was the Hakim Bey prospect of a legalized marijuana, and it looks like he could be very right on this.

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