Senate executive committee http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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