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    Illinois is officially the 20th state to Legalize medical marijuana.


    Ill. becomes 20th state to legalize medical marijuana
    Jordan Friedman, USA TODAY 10:07 p.m. EDT August 1, 2013
    Gov. Pat Quinn signed the law, which is effective Jan. 1
    A four-year pilot program will create 60 state-run dispensaries
    22 'cultivation centers' where plants are grown will be under strict surveillance

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed one of the strictest medical marijuana laws in the nation Thursday, making the state the 20th to legalize the substance.

    The measure takes effect Jan. 1 and establishes a four-year pilot program for 60 state-run dispensaries and 22 "cultivation centers," under 24-hour surveillance, where marijuana plants will be grown, the Chicago Tribune reported.

    Under the law, doctors will be able to prescribe marijuana for more than 30 specific medical illnesses such as cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis, according to CBS Chicago.

    ''It's very important we do whatever we can to ease their pain,'' Quinn said at a new medical facility at the University of Chicago. ''It's a very well-drafted bill.''

    Doctors can't prescribe more than 2.5 ounces over two weeks, the Tribune said. The patient and the doctor must also have an established and ongoing medical relationship.

    Illinois' policies are some of the country's strictest, said Chris Lindsey, the legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project, an organization devoted to marijuana policy reform in the U.S. Unlike many other states where medical marijuana is legalized, Illinois won't allow users to grow marijuana in their homes.

    And, Lindsey said, medical marijuana patients will be both fingerprinted and required to go through a background check. In most states, he said, only growers or providers have to get fingerprinted. There will also be a cap on the number of dispensaries.

    Last week, New Hampshire became the 19th state to legalize medical marijuana when Gov. Maggie Hassan signed a bill into law. The District of Columbia also allows medical marijuana, and only two states, Colorado and Washington, have legalized marijuana for recreational use, according to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

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    Let's keep our fingers crossed!
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    GOOD, but I am somewhat afraid hemp oil and vaporizers will be the least popular products sold by the dispensaries, take it from a Dutch guy who hung around in coffeeshops for 20 somewhat years ( you know, those dispensaries where tourists go in Holland to just get stoned out of their minds), perhaps 5 % have medical issues of all visitors, the rest is just to lazy to grow their own or don't want to get caught, take it from me, the MONKEYWRENCH.

    Fact is..... lots of people smoke recreational......... that's fine..... your gov, just like ours just wants to cash in by taxing it and they need an excuse to do so. ( getting you lazy and high also gets 80% to shut up and out of the way, excellent strategy)

    Serious health problems and you benefit that's fine, want to get off prescription drugs, fine, use the oil or vaporize, and change your damn diets and run a mile to let your body peristaltics do what its supposed to do, pump life around, for god sakes, but I can assure you this, most people only want to join in for he HYPE, don't make this into another distraction like football, baseball or tv or divisive politics.

    Don't get me wrong here, I am ALL for natural cures and hemp CAN be one of them, but only when done right.

    Quote And, Lindsey said, medical marijuana patients will be both fingerprinted and required to go through a background check. In most states, he said, only growers or providers have to get fingerprinted. There will also be a cap on the number of dispensaries.
    FUBAR, what is all this about, don't fall for it. If you need medication you must not need a job eh, fingerprinted for being sick and background checks, this will and can be used against you, or do you only need medication in your spare time?
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    When a state legalizes medical marijuana, there are still many people against it...especially law enforcement and doctors....therefore, there is much hype about tight regulations, where to put dispensaries (usually takes a year or more after the bill is passed to set them up), etc as a show for people not happy with the new law.

    Medical marijuana was a godsend for my son, who is extremely sensitive to big pharma's chemical "medicines" and suffered side effects such as vomiting for four days straight, suicidal thoughts to the point he would ask me to stay with him to make sure he didn't harm himself, and more. The pain management specialist prescribed morphine after he ended up in the emergency room from the effects of a steroid injection...until she decided to no longer accept his insurance. Find a doctor who prescribes opiates, was her comment. Well, good luck with that...no doctors in the area prescribe opiates.

    The medical marijuana law became effective January 1st of this year...he got his medical marijuana card January 16th thanks to CannaMed that opened in our state. (Most doctors don't know marijuana's use as a medicine and will not prescribe...so good luck with that one.) It is a godsend to people in severe chronic pain, like my son. He has a wonderful caregiver who grows for him and knows the best strains for his particular needs.

    After battling the medical industry for over five years, he is finally going to have surgery this coming Monday to remove a slipped vertebrae that was grinding bone on bone with another vertebrae and on Tuesday he will have a spinal fusion. Even after surgery, he will be in pain (tho' much less, hopefully) for the rest of his life.

    There are so many people who need this medicine...they are the one's who will suffer if it is taken away because some people will take advantage for their own recreational use.

    "Authorities" use laws against it to enforce their control over people and take away personal freedom to choose for ourselves...it is they who have created these problems over a weed that grows wild and freely for our use....and we let them get away with this. When will we ever say "enough!", and take back our liberty and personal freedoms?

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    great,i would love to get this? but can not get it in the uk?unless you grow the plants ,which is illegal here...

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