Medical Marijuana http://peoriapublicradio.org en Regulations for medical marijuana approved in Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/regulations-medical-marijuana-approved-illinois <div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Qualifying patients are a step closer to getting medical marijuana in Illinois.&nbsp;</span></p><div> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:36:46 +0000 Susie An 26504 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Regulations for medical marijuana approved in Illinois Sen. Kirk: Synthetic marijuana poses security risk for Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sen-kirk-synthetic-marijuana-poses-security-risk-illinois <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois US Senator Mark Kirk is cracking down on the export of synthetic marijuana. </span>IPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Mariam<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Sobh<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:08:22 +0000 Mariam Sobh 25364 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sen. Kirk: Synthetic marijuana poses security risk for Illinois Il House approves medical marijuana for minors with epilepsy http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-house-approves-medical-marijuana-minors-epilepsy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois House has approved legislation that would let minors with epilepsy use medical marijuana.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers voted 98-18 Wednesday in favor of the measure.</span></p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 11:27:53 +0000 Associated Press & Hannah Meisel 23712 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il House approves medical marijuana for minors with epilepsy IL medical marijuana sales possible by early 2015 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-medical-marijuana-sales-possible-early-2015 <div>Illinois medical marijuana dispensaries could get the green light to sell by the beginning of next year. The state Department of Public Health held a second hearing on the rules for the program in Springfield Wednesday. &nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 21 May 2014 20:13:32 +0000 Lee Strubinger 23681 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL medical marijuana sales possible by early 2015 Senator Dick Durbin weighs in on medical marijuana http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senator-dick-durbin-weighs-medical-marijuana <p></p><p>Medical marijuana may be legal in his home state, but the number two Democrat in the U.S. Senate says that shouldn't be a national policy.&nbsp; IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has more:</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:04:46 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 10085 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Senator Dick Durbin weighs in on medical marijuana Discussion on medical marijuana law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/discussion-medical-marijuana-law <p>Governor Pat Quinn recently signed a measure that makes Illinois the 20th state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana. But how long until it actually goes into effect? And what sort of restrictions will there be for patients hopeful to gain a prescription for the drug? Illinois Public Radio reporter Rachel Otwell recently spoke with statehouse reporter Brian Mackey about the news:</p><p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:24:35 +0000 Brian Mackey & Rachel Otwell 9912 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Discussion on medical marijuana law Medical marijuana now legal in Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/medical-marijuana-now-legal-illinois <p></p><p>Illinois doctors could soon start prescribing marijuana to their patients. IPR’s Tony Arnold reports:</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:20:29 +0000 Tony Arnold 9781 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Medical marijuana now legal in Illinois IL Senate approves Medical Marijuana http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-senate-approves-medical-marijuana <p></p><p>The Illinois Senate approved legislation FRIDAY that would legalize the medical use of marijuana. Brian Mackey has more.</p><div>In the end, the vote was not that close -- 35 senators voted yes, 21 no.</div><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 21:33:13 +0000 Tanya Koonce & Brian Mackey 5792 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Senate approves Medical Marijuana Senate committee approves proposal allowing for medical marijuana use http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senate-committee-approves-proposal-allowing-medical-marijuana-use <p></p><div>An Illinois Senate committee has approved a proposal that would allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The Senate Executive Committee voted ten to five Wednesday to send the measure to the full Senate. The proposal allows physicians to prescribe marijuana to patients who have been diagnosed with certain medical conditions.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic Senator Bill </span>Haine<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, from Alton, says marijuana can relieve continual pain without causing the harmful side effects of some prescription drugs.</span></div><div> Thu, 09 May 2013 11:23:16 +0000 Denise Molina 5300 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Senate committee approves proposal allowing for medical marijuana use Group calls on Senate to reject use of medical marijuana http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/group-calls-senate-reject-use-medical-marijuana <p></p><div>A group of addiction and drug specialists Thursday called on the Illinois Senate to reject the medical use of marijuana. IPR’S Brian Mackey has more.</div><div></div><div>Opponents of "medical marijuana" don't even like that phrase.</div><div> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:22:34 +0000 Denise Molina 4610 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Group calls on Senate to reject use of medical marijuana