Medical marijuana bill heads to House floor

By Corey Spencer

Medical marijuana bill heads to House floor

March 7, 2013 Updated Mar 7, 2013 at 1:04 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- As if gun control and same sex marriage weren't causing enough controversy in state government, a medicinal marijuana bill may soon hit the House floor.

The House Health and Human Services committee approved House Bill 1 Wednesday. The bill would allow people suffering from specific medical conditions, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and HIV/AIDS, to use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it.

Several state departments would regulate the cultivation, acquisition, and distribution of marijuana.

House Bill 1 now heads to the full House.

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