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State of Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Illinois takes its place among the US states legalizing medical cannabis.

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(CHICAGO) - The state of Illinois, General Assembly, has approved the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. The natural herb becomes legal under Illinois law for the treatment of a number of debilitating medical conditions.

(h) "Debilitating medical condition" means one or more of the following:

(1) cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn's disease, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, cachexia/wasting syndrome, muscular dystrophy, severe fibromyalgia, spinal cord disease, including but not limited to arachnoiditis, Tarlov cysts, hydromyelia, syringomyelia, Rheumatoid arthritis, fibrous dysplasia, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Arnold-Chiari malformation and Syringomyelia, Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA), Parkinson's, Tourette's, Myoclonus, Dystonia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type I), Causalgia, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type II), Neurofibromatosis, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Sjogren's syndrome, Lupus, Interstitial Cystitis, Myasthenia Gravis, Hydrocephalus, nail-patella syndrome, residual limb pain, or the treatment of these conditions; or

(2) any other debilitating medical condition or its HB0001 Enrolled LRB098 02716 MLW 32724 b

Public Act 098-0122 treatment that is added by the Department of Public Health by rule as provided in Section 45.



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Chas Holman February 18, 2014 7:30 pm (Pacific time)

It is immoral that we are at the mercy of Richards Nixon's 'executive order' in 1973 Creating the DEA and still scheduling marijuana as a schedule 1 with no medical value. As most of our history of medicines is plant derived, the fact we can't even (for all practical purposes)'study' this plant and the US Governments legal mandate to prevent it's study, is just plain evil.

hypocrisy February 18, 2014 12:07 pm (Pacific time)

…at the same time as trying to make kratom(mitragyna speciosa), another harmless plant that many have found provides medical benefit, a schedule 1 narcotic. Bill HB5526. Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Makes kratom (including any parts of the plant Mitragyna speciosa, whether growing or not, and any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of that plant, including but not limited to mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine) a Schedule I controlled substance.

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