New Illinois Law Allows Medical Marijuana Pain Prescriptions

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — Doctors in Illinois can now prescribe marijuana as a painkiller thanks to a new law intended to counter a growing opioid abuse epidemic. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the bill into law Tuesday allowing physicians to temporarily prescribe cannabis for pain relief, effective immediately. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that 11,000…

Cannabis Legally Used In Illinois Instead of Prescribed Opioids

(AP) IllINOIS  Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law allowing medical marijuana to be used as a painkiller instead of highly addictive opioids. The law the Republican signed Tuesday is effective immediately. It allows physicians to temporarily prescribe cannabis for pain relief as a means to combat a growing opioid-addiction epidemic. The Illinois Department of…

Extra Police Patrols Target Impaired Drivers Heading Into Holiday

(KTRS) ST. LOUIS MO  Around 60 Bi-State police agencies beefed up patrols over the weekend for “Saturation Saturday”. Mother’s Against Drunk Driving partners this operation saying everyday 29 people die from alcohol related accidents. These fatal DWI accidents cost the United States more than 44 billion dollars annually.  St. Louis Metropolitan Police informed KTRS they…