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July 23, 2014, 5:11 pm
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Medical Marijuana Passes Senate Committee Despite Chiefs of Police Opposition


A bill to allow the use of marijuana to treat certain illnesses is a step closer to passage.

 

A Senate committee approved the measure Wednesday on a vote of 10 to 5.

 

A full Senate vote could happen next week, and if it passes there, the bill goes to Governor Pat Quinn.

 

Passage came despite a push against the bill from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, which warns that legalizing medical marijuana will mean more impaired drivers on the road.

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