Poll: Should Medical Marijuana Be Legal in Illinois?
A house committee this past week approved House Bill 1, which, if passed, would make medical marijuana legal in Illinois.
The Illinois House and Human Services Committee approved 11-4 Wednesday a bill that could make medical marijuana legal in the state, the Associated Press reports. The bill will now move onto the full House for a vote, according to the AP.
The House has denied similar legislation in the past.
The current legislation would allow patients over 18 years old and suffering from specified illnesses and conditions to obtain marijuana, according to the Huffington Post.
There are currently 18 states—as well as Washington, D.C.— that allow medical marijuana