CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois lawmakers could vote on legislation to legalize medical marijuana this week, and a group of 250 doctors has urged them to support the measure.
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Dr. Burak Emin Gezen, of Chicago, was among the doctors who have signed on to support medical marijuana legislation that would establish a pilot program to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes by patients with serious illnesses.
“They can be effective for pain. For some patients the … adjuncts that we have currently, opiates, they just don’t work,” she said.