(CBS) — An advisory board is recommending a few more illnesses that should be allowed to be treated with medical marijuana, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

The advisory panel made up of doctors, nurses, patients and a pharmacist is recommending that post-traumatic stress disorder, migraines and irritable bowel syndrome be added to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana treatment.

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Iraq war veteran and counselor Dan Jabs was pushing for that.

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“I think it is about time that we start treating veterans as the heroes that they are rather than criminals because they turn to cannabis as a way to relieve those symptoms,” Jabs said.

The panel said no to those with diabetes, though type 1 diabetic Tom Lee said marijuana eased his pain.

“I didn’t want to keep secrets, but I had to because it was illegal and I finally found something that helped me relieve my pain but to continue doing so I would be breaking the law,” Lee said.

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The recommendations go to the Illinois Department of Public Health.