Medical Marijuana Passes Illinois State Senate For Legalization

May 28, 2009

Illinois (ChattahBox) – The Illinois State Senate has narrowly passed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana, after the tally came back 30-28 in favor of legalization.

The vote is the first milestone in the move towards full legalization, and shows that views on what was once falsely painted as a dangerous gateway drug have given way to admit the potential benefits of marijuana.

“We did something in the teeth of a preconceived notion of marijuana that there’s nothing good to say about it, when the medical evidence is to the contrary. That’s a sign of a mature society,” Senator William R. Haine (D-Ill) was quoted as telling the floor in the Huffington Post.

While the pass caused a certain amount of outrage to the Republicans who voted against it, the result was met with a cheer from the majority of the Senate. It is hoped that this will be the first step towards more effective marijuana laws, in which full legalization may be possible.


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