- Apr 13, 2011
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Illinois became the 20th state in the nation to allow the medical use of marijuana today, with Gov. Pat Quinn signing some of the nation's toughest standards into law. The measure, which takes effect Jan. 1, sets up a four-year pilot program for state-regulated dispensaries and 22 so-called cultivation centers, where the plants will be grown. Under the measure, only patients with serious illnesses or diseases will be allowed to obtain medical marijuana. The bill lists more than 30, such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, and lupus. The patients must have established relationships with a doctor and will be limited to 2.5 ounces every two weeks.
Read more @: No. 20: Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana - Law goes into effect in January, with strict conditions
A step in the right direction non the less, but i would go for the legalization or decriminalization, but none the less a step in the right direction.