Bill Haine

State News
6:23 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Senate committee approves proposal allowing for medical marijuana use

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. Democratic Senator Bill Haine, from Alton, says marijuana can relieve continual pain without causing the harmful side effects of some prescription drugs.

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