Quinn signs bill OKing medical marijuana for adults, kids with seizures

Illinois governor Pat Quinn has signed a bill into law that adds seizures to a list of conditions that can be treated by the use of medical grade marijuana in Illinois.  Adults who suffer from seizures will be allowed to smoke medical marijuana while kids will only be allowed to take non-smokable forms of medical marijuana. According to Early & Often:

“Children and adults who suffer from epilepsy could soon find relief in medical marijuana under a bill signed Sunday by Gov. Pat Quinn.

During a ceremony at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Democratic governor signed the law, which adds seizures to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical-grade cannabis. 

Quinn called it a ‘life-saving law’ and said medical marijuana could offer those suffering from seizures a ‘positive experience when it comes to daily living.’

‘I think it’s very important that we move forward and extend the opportunity for this important life-saving law to go to all those who need it,’ Quinn added.”

[Read the entire article at Early & Often]

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