Medical marijuana gains support in Illinois

Posted on: 9:45 pm, May 12, 2013, by , updated on: 09:56am, May 13, 2013

Medical marijuana has gained the support of many, including Illinois’ Lieutenant Governor.

Sheila Simon said she wasn’t originally in support of a bill legalizing medicinal marijuana in Illinois. After hearing from people with illnesses, Simon changed her mind, according to a report by the Q.C. Times.

The proposal allows doctors to prescribe up to 2.5-ounces of medical marijuana for patients who are terminally ill or have medical conditions.

The bill has passed in the Illinois House and is awaiting approval in the Senate.