State reps deliver a big win for people with terminal illnesses with the approval of a measure that would allow sick people to use medical marijuana to ease their pain. The bill now heads to the Senate, where the bill faces a more uncertain future. Local Senators Bill Haine and Sam McCann have differing views, with McCann planning to vote against the measure, and Haine signing on as the primary sponsor.
Haine says the legislation is the most restrictive in the country, and remains a safer alternative to many other prescription medications.
McCann says he has two problems with the bill - one is the amount of cannabis that would be allowed.
Supporters say it will help the sick people enjoy their final days and live a better quality life. Opponents believe it's the first step in the fight to legalize marijuana as a whole.