Quinn signs bill to let kids, adults with seizures use medical pot
BY BRIAN SLODYSKO Staff Reporter July 20, 2014 7:56PM
On Sunday, Gov. Pat Quinn signs into law a bill that adds seizures to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical-grade cannabis in Illinois. Adults and children will be able to use medical marijuana. At right is state Sen. Iris Martinez, D-Chicago, who pushed for the bill. | Brian Slodysko/Sun-Times
Updated: August 22, 2014 6:23AM
Children and adults who suffer from epilepsy could soon find relief in medical marijuana under a bill signed Sunday by Gov. Pat Quinn.
During a ceremony at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Democratic governor signed the law, which adds seizures to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical-grade cannabis.