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State House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill, Quinn ‘Open-minded’

The state Senate will now review a bill that would legalize medical marijuana for qualified patients in Illinois.

Medical marijuana is closer to becoming a reality in Illinois than ever before after the bill squeezed by the House of Representatives in a 61-57 vote on Wednesday. State Representatives Fran Hurley (D), Kelly Burke (D) and Monique Davis (D) all voted yes on the bill.

Check out how the rest of the House voted

The Senate, which already approved a less restrictive marijuana bill in 2009, will now consider the bill. Should it pass, Governor Pat Quinn has already indicated his support of the bill, telling the Chicago Tribune he is “open-minded” about it. 

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