A medical marijuana bill is advancing in Illinois, today winning a 6-to-4 vote in the state Senate's public health committee. Under the bill, the Illinois Department of Human Services would issue ID cards to patients whose doctors recommended marijuana as a medicine. The cards would allow patients and their caregivers to grow and possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and up to 12 plants. Illinois would be the 12th state to allow medical use of marijuana.
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