The medical marijuana rules in Illinois are being amended to include children suffering from epilepsy. An Illinois House Committee has sent a bill on to the full House that the Senate had previously passed that would allow kids to use medical marijuana for their seizure treatments.
State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) says many parents got the ball rolling on the change.
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Some sick people in Illinois will be able to get their hands on two-and-a-half ounces of the drug every two weeks once the state puts a program in place regulating the manufacture and licensing of distribution. The state is only testing the program for now. It'll be on the books for four years and after that time is up, lawmakers will reevaluate it to determine if it's working and if people have been abusing the system.
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