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IL: Medical Marijuana Bill Headed to Governor

The Illinois Senate voted Friday to approve medical marijuana legislation.

The senate joined the house in okaying a tightly regulated pilot program to provide pain relief to those suffering from illnesses like cancer, aids, and M-S.

The bill was sponsored by Senator Bill Haine of Alton.

The state would license 22 growers and 60 dispensaries around Illinois.

Patients would have to get approval from a doctor to buy the pot.

The bill now heads to the governor.

If he signs it into law, Illinois will become the 19th state in the country to legalize medical marijuana.

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