Nearly 250 Physicians Across Illinois Endorse Medical Marijuana

On Tuesday, a group of doctors held a news conference to announce the support of nearly 250 Illinois physicians for allowing patients with serious illnesses to obtain and use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it.

Specifically, the doctors signed on to the following statement:

Licensed medical practitioners should not be punished for recommending the medical use of marijuana to seriously ill people, and seriously ill people should not be subject to criminal sanctions for using marijuana if their medical professionals have told them that such use is likely to be beneficial.

Their endorsement comes just as the Illinois House of Representatives prepares to vote on House Bill 1, which would allow patients with serious illnesses to use medical marijuana with recommendations from their physicians.

The bill would also establish a network of state-regulated cultivation centers and dispensaries to provide marijuana to qualified patients.

If passed, Illinois would become the 19th state to legalize medical marijuana.

4 thoughts on “Nearly 250 Physicians Across Illinois Endorse Medical Marijuana”

  1. Can you please publish or send me the list of doctors, as I want to make one of them my personal physician. Why patronize doctors that oppose our rights? I don’t want to spend another cent on a doctor who doesn’t support this.

  2. Please email me or post a list of the physicians who have signed on in support of the bill. I would like to contact them and organize a resource for IL MMJ patients now that the Bill has passed the House.

  3. Living in Ill. , this is great news , but paralyzed and stuck in wheelchair,doesn’t pass thewir standard! Seems to me that in the land of ” A person should be allowed to self medicate if Dr. says may help with mood and depression!free”

  4. Can you please publish or send me the list of doctors, as I want to make one of them my personal physician. Why patronize doctors that oppose our rights? I don’t want to spend another cent on a doctor who doesn’t support this.

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