Bill Extending Medical Marijuana to Opioid Users Passes Illinois Senate Committee

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Bill Extending Medical Marijuana to Opioid Users Passes Illinois Senate Committee

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A bill that would allow people who have been prescribed opioids to apply for a temporary medical marijuana card passed a Senate committee Wednesday.

The measure, SB336, passed the Senate Executive Committee 16-1, with Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, casting the lone no vote.

If signed into law, it would amend the medical marijuana program to allow those prescribed opioids to apply for medical marijuana instead.

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