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Quinn signs bill to let kids, adults with seizures use medical pot

On Sunday Gov. PQuinn signs inlaw bill thadds seizures list conditions thcan be treated with medical-grade cannabis Illinois. Adults children

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

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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.

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