Medical Marijuana http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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 State House to vote on Medical Marijuana http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-house-vote-medical-marijuana <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 2; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><div>The sponsor of a plan that would legalize medical marijuana in Illinois says a vote in the House could come as soon as this week. Representative Lou Lang, a Democrat from Skokie, says he expects to call the measure next week at the latest.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 2;">“It's not about people getting high. It's about making sure a 75-year old colon cancer patient who is terminal has an opportunity to live out her remaining years with a quality of life,” Lang says.</span></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 23:40:29 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 3739 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State House to vote on Medical Marijuana