Medical Marijuana Lawyer in Chicago, IL
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Presently, medical marijuana is not recognized by the federal government. A new bill proposing a trial program to allow the use of medical marijuana in Illinois was also defeated in the state House on May 5, 2011. The trial program proposed by the bill would have limited the medical use of marijuana to people suffering from 19 specific illnesses (including lupus and cancer) and would have allowed only a limited number of not-for-profits, not pharmacies, to dispense doses. The bill got 53 of the 60 votes it would have needed to pass in the Illinois State House.
If you are facing drug charges based on marijuana that you were using or intended to use for medical purposes, do not give up hope. Contact a Chicago criminal defense lawyer at our law firm and get your questions answered and your concerns addressed from an experienced professional who understands both sides of these proceedings. Our team has handled thousands of drug cases in our careers, as both prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys. We represent adults and minors in state, federal and juvenile court and are ready to put our knowledge and experience to work for you.
About Medical Marijuana
Though legislation has not yet passed in our state that will allow the use of medical marijuana, we stand hopeful that it will be allowed in the future. Medical marijuana is utilized for its value in alleviating pain and treating other symptoms associated with AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, migraine headaches, anorexia and a host of other medical conditions.
Even in states where medical marijuana is protected, individuals found to be legally cultivating marijuana may still face charges, depending upon the circumstances and the amount of the drug found in possession. If you have been accused of a drug crime any kind, you need a skilled criminal attorney from our Chicago law offices at your side proven to aggressively defend your rights. Illinois drug laws are extremely harsh and while there are lawmakers fighting for their reform, you can't wait – you need highly skilled representation at once if arrested.
Contact a Chicago medical marijuana lawyer at our firm today for a free consultation!