Illinois Passes Medical Cannabis thru House and Senate! On to the Governor for Signature!Submitted by RicheyG on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 17:21
The Illinois Senate just voted 35-21 to send HB1, The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, to Governor Quinn’s desk to be signed into law to make Illinois the 20th medical cannabis state! Our sincere thanks go to Chief House Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie), Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. William Haine (D-Alton) and all the other legislators for their support of Illinois medical cannabis patients. We also want to recognize all of the patients, activists, lobbyists, volunteers and supporters that have worked so hard over the past 8 years to finally get a medical cannabis bill through the General Assembly!