Friday, May 6, 2011
Medical Marijuana Bill Goes Up In Smoke In Illinois
By Chad Garrison
on Fri, May 6, 2011 at 8:34 AM
Yesterday a bill that would have allowed the state to institute a three-year pilot program to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana failed in the Illinois House
by a vote of 53 to 61.
The bill faced steep opposition from law-enforcement officials, who argued before the Legislature that the law would give people without legitimate medical needs easier access to the drug.
Illinois won't become the sixteenth state in the nation to pass a medical-marijuana law.