Ill. Gov. Quinn to take up medical marijuana bill

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CHICAGO Gov. Pat Quinn is poised to sign legislation that would make Illinois the 20th state nationwide to legalize marijuana for medical use.

The Chicago Democrat's public schedule obtained by The Associated Press says he's going to take up the issue Thursday at the University of Chicago.

While Quinn has been reticent about what he's going to do, advocates for medical marijuana have been invited to a bill signing. That includes Sandy Champion who has lobbied Quinn with her seriously husband. She says she's been contacted by the governor's office.

The proposal says seriously ill patients can be allowed up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana. But it's only for patients who have a relationship with their doctor and who suffer from specifically-listed medical conditions.

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