Illinois Gov. Quinn Approves Medical Marijuana - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Illinois Gov. Quinn Approves Medical Marijuana

Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Child Sex Offender Released Early From Prison

    Child Sex Offender Released Early From Prison

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:30:03 GMT
    Robert Howard was released early from prison this morning. In January 2010, he was arrested for child sex abuse on an 18-month-old baby in Muscatine, IA.More >>
    Robert Howard was released early from prison this morning. In January 2010, he was arrested for child sex abuse on an 18-month-old baby in Muscatine, IA.More >>
  • Suspect Named in Rural Scott Co. Shooting-UPDATED

    Suspect Named in Rural Scott Co. Shooting-UPDATED

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:53:55 GMT
    A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 31-year-old Matthew R. King. Sheriff's officials have identified King as a suspect in the shooting that happened early Monday morning in rural Scott County.

    More >>
    A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 31-year-old Matthew R. King. Sheriff's officials have identified King as a suspect in the shooting that happened early Monday morning in rural Scott County.


    More >>
  • Bicyclist Struck By Motorist In Rural Cambridge, IL

    Bicyclist Struck By Motorist In Rural Cambridge, IL

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:23:12 GMT
    A bicyclist was flown to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in rural Cambridge, Ill. The incident happened around 10:24, Thursday morning, July 31, 2014...More >>
    A bicyclist was flown to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in rural Cambridge, Ill. The incident happened around 10:24, Thursday morning, July 31, 2014...More >>

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois has become the 20th state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana.

Gov. Pat Quinn signed the bill into law Thursday at a new University of Chicago medical facility. Quinn says he's heard compelling stories from seriously ill patients - including veterans - and says medical marijuana will provide many people relief.

"I think this is an important day a day of healing for Illinois for helping people who deal with pain every day often times very severe pain from diseases very challenging to a human being and its important to do whatever we can to help ease their pain," Quinn said.

He also says Illinois' new law has some of the toughest standards in the country, including background checks for all staff at state-run dispensaries and 24-hour surveillance at growing centers.

Illinois' law takes effect Jan. 1, but it'll take several months before medical marijuana will be available for purchase. The measure outlines a four-year pilot program for patients suffering from more than 30 serious illnesses or diseases.

Nineteen other states and Washington, D.C., allow medical marijuana

The bill is HB1. Online: http://www.ilga.gov

 

Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.