Medical Marijuana

IL May Be Just Two Weeks from Medical Marijuana

It cures what ails ya

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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.

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  1. Dear prohibitionists, your group is growing smaller by the day; even blind rats know when it’s time to jump ship. Your beloved policy of waging war on the poor and minorities of this country has utterly failed and has contributed greatly to the current mess we’re all in.

    The realization that marijuana is NOT the evil it has been made out to be has now become mainstream. Reefer Madness propaganda is at an end. Now kindly find yourself another lost cause, and preferably another group of people who actually deserve to be feared and hated!

    During alcohol prohibition, from 1919 to 1933, all profits went to enrich thugs and criminals. While battling over turf, young men died on inner-city streets. Corruption in law enforcement and the judiciary went clean off the scale. A fortune was wasted on enforcement that could have been far more wisely allocated. On top of the budget-busting prosecution and incarceration costs, billions in taxes were lost. Finally, in 1929, the economy collapsed.

    Does that sound familiar?

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