Clergy push for medical marijuana

April 17, 2007

Associated Press, Concord Monitor

Arguing that Illinois lawmakers have a moral duty to legalize medical use of marijuana, dozens of pastors and church leaders are urging them to allow doctors to recommend the drug for seriously ill patients.

The religious leaders say they feel compelled to support doctors who want to use whatever tools necessary to ease the pain of the extremely sick.

A petition was e-mailed to state senators late last month. The bill is expected to be voted on by the state Senate tomorrow.

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