An Illinois House committee has approved a measure that would allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
The House Human Services Committee voted 11-4 Wednesday to move the proposal to the full House for consideration.
The measure would allow patients over the age of 18 who have been diagnosed with specific terminal illnesses or debilitating medical conditions to obtain marijuana.
Cancer, multiple sclerosis and HIV are among the illnesses.
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen met today for the last time ahead of the mayoral and aldermanic elections in March and April. Here's what came out (and didn't) of a hectic day at City Hall:
Aldermen sent Mayor Francis Slay a measure that would require lenders to offer homeowners foreclosure mediation. The homeowners do not have to accept, and there's no requirement to reach an agreement.
A measure outlined in the Missouri House on Tuesday could give first-time offenders for marijuana possession the opportunity of community service, instead of jail time.
After completing the sentence, the bill would also allow for the convictions to be removed from the offender’s record.
Representative Rory Ellinger, a criminal defense lawyer from St. Louis, hopes that the bill will help youth offenders to get jobs by not having to disclose the conviction to employers.
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