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Medical marijuana proposal to fight opioid abuse awaits Governor's response

Before lawmakers adjourned for the summer, the Illinois House has approved a proposal expanding the use of medical marijuana to fight the state's opioid crisis. Bill co-sponsor, State Representative Tim Butler of Springfield, believes there's evidence that having Illinoisans use medical marijuana instead of opioids can pay off.


The legislation has reached Governor Rauner's desk but he has resisted past efforts to expand medical marijuana.

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