Marijuana Given the Green Light in IL. as Painkiller Substitute
Getting medical marijuana will be much easier for patients in need if the governor signs this bill.
It's been no secret that patients in need of medical marijuana get caught in the bureucracy of it's legality, the doctors who can prescribe it and lawmakers in both Illinois and Iowa.
Now, lawmakers in IL. signed the bill that will make it easier for patients to obtain this plant medicine by going to approved dispensaries with a prescription from their doctor, without the need for background checks and fingerprinting.
According to an article from ChicagoTribune.com,
The change could allow a dramatic expansion of medical marijuana use in Illinois. There are only about 37,000 licensed users now, compared with 8 million opioid prescriptions filled in the state in 2015.
I can't wait to see people in the Quad Cities get the relief and help they need. I also hope more doctors step forward and become willing to write the prescriptions, do the research and look at the science behind the endocannabinoid system that exists in the human body and needs this plant to function.