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Medical marijuana could be a solution for Illinois kids with epilepsy

by Alix Hines
May 27, 2014


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Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago

Casey Nunes looks over the bill during Advocacy Day at the Illinois State Capitol.

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The Illinois House passed a bill adding epilepsy to a list of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana. This new bill is meant to help children who are having 100 to 1,000 seizures every day. Many of them have intractable epilepsy, which means they do not respond to other medications or treatments.