Chronically-ill patients may be able to legally light up in less than two weeks. That's when supporters of the medical marijuana bill are hoping the Governor will sign a bill legalizing the drug for medical use.
But as CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports, opponents continue to point to problems in other states and worry Illinois might face similar issues.
Julie Falco says that she was, "ready to commit suicide," to escape the debilitating effects of MS. What did she find? Cookies made with marijuana.
"Not only did it help with my muscle spasticity, leg spasticity, my numbness and tingling, the pain… it saved my life," said Falco.
Improving the lives of the chronically ill is how supporters convinced lawmakers to pass medical marijuana in Illinois. Opponents, like Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel has a list of objections. The biggest, is marijuana patients who drive.