Veterans wanting and needing medical marijuana in Illinois can now obtain it more easily under legislation that is getting committee approval.
Rep. Lou Lang is the sponsor of Illinois’ first law legalizing the use of medical marijuana.
The new law will require sick veterans to get a letter from a non-military doctor. The doctors at veteran homes are federal employees and are barred from approving marijuana use.
Lang’s new legislation will let veterans obtain a letter from the Illinois Department of Public Health certifying that the veteran has a qualifying condition for medical marijuana use.
The bill is moving to the House floor after a 10-6 vote.