Peoria Public Radio Staff
Thu May 9, 2013
Senate committee approves proposal allowing for medical marijuana use
"There was an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch two weeks ago about the tremendous blight on the street of OxyContin -- that's taken by grandchildren from grandparents' medicine cabinets."
The measure creates a pilot program that limits the frequency and amount of marijuana patients can buy. Medical marijuana consumers automatically consent to submit themselves to a field sobriety test should a police officer suspect they were driving under the influence of the drug. Opponents say the test works for alcohol but not marijuana.