Illinois Medical Marijuana Bill To Be Taken Up By Governor Pat Quinn
- Category: Chicago
- Published on Thursday, 01 August 2013 11:46
- Written by The Chicago Defender
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After months of keeping his decision-making close to the vest, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is set to sign legislation Thursday that will make the state the 20th in the nation to legalize marijuana for medical use.
The Chicago Democrat will center his remarks on military veterans – something that's been a focus in his governorship – and the chronically ill. He'll also tout how the standards in the bill are some of the nation's toughest, according to a copy of his plans obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.
Quinn had been mum for months about what he was going to do with the legislation, saying only that he had heard compel