Word just came out that the Illinois House has passed medical marijuana legislation, after several tries. Now it has to go to the Senate. Phil wrote about this and other medical marijuana news in his weekly update.
Illinois going for medical marijuana could be what gets Sen. Durbin involved. Durbin is the second highest ranking Democratic senator, and so it could be a big advance. Durbin supports medical marijuana, and was a cosponsor in 2004 of "Truth in Trials" legislation to allow it in states that allow it. But 2004 was a long time ago, and the Senate has seen little in the way of medical marijuana legislation to advance.
– Article originally from Stop the Drug War, used with permission.