Medical Marijuana Bill Goes Up In Smoke In Illinois

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Illinois won't become the sixteenth state in the nation to pass a medical-marijuana law.

Yesterday a bill that would have allowed the state to institute a three-year pilot program to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana failed in the Illinois House by a vote of 53 to 61.

The bill faced steep opposition from law-enforcement officials, who argued before the Legislature that the law would give people without legitimate medical needs easier access to the drug. 


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