ILLINOIS: The clock is ticking for Gov. Pat Quinn to make a decision about proposed medical marijuana legislation in Illinois, and supporters are hoping for a signature before the August deadline.
The state House and Senate both approved a proposal this spring that lets doctors prescribe marijuana to terminally ill patients who suffer from one of 33 listed illnesses including cancer and HIV. The bill is now on Quinn’s desk.
Quinn called it “an important bill” but for the most part has remained mum on the issue since the Senate’s 35-21 vote.
“I’m going to look at the bill from top-to-bottom as we do with every bill,” Quinn said in May, “but I’m very open-minded on this. I think this is an issue that we can resolve and move forward.”