Medical Marijuana: Don't Hold Your Breath

State senators put off vote until after spring hiatus

Don't hold your breath.

It appears that Illinois legislators have put off their vote on legalizing medical marijuana, at least until the end of April.

What looked like a slam-dunk was complicated when state senators asked for several amendments to the bill, the ChiTown Daily News reported today.

It was voted out of the rules committee last week and was expected to be approved this week, but it's not that high on their list of priorities.

Aides at chief sponsor Sen. William Haine's office say the bill will be revisited after the Senate's hiatus. Legislators take a break after this week, and return April 21.

The house is considering a similar bill.

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