Illinois House Legalizes Medical Marijuana

The bill moves on to the Senate for final consideration.

Photo: Heather Charles/Chicago Tribune
 

Marijuana legalization may finally be around the corner in Illinois: the House narrowly approved a bill Wednesday that would allow marijuana to be sold for medical purposes, the Tribune reports. The bill now moves to the Senate, which is expected to pass it as well (the upper body has passed similar legislation in the past). 

The current bill was sponsored by state representative Lou Lang. We wrote about Lang’s long road to pass the medical marijuana bill, which looks to be finally coming to an end. 

There are a few restrictions on anyone wishing to purchase—namely, the prescribing doctor must be licensed in Illinois and cannot dole out more than 2.5 ounces per two-week period. That said, marijuana legalization advocates are very happy with Illinois right now.

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