It's an illegal drug but soon some Illinois residents will be 'under the influence' legally.
Thursday, Governor Pat Quinn signed a law that allows marijuana to be used for medical reasons.
The law lists numerous ailments where doctors could write a prescription allowing patients to get high. Those suffering will be able to smoke up without worry starting January 1st, but not all of them want to.
Lisa and Tobin Chaney have been married for four years and they live their lives a little bit differently.
"I was told to never give up, and here I am."
Both suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, or M.S.
"I couldn't walk without a walker, you know it got really bad."
It's one of the handful of diseases listed in the bill to use medical marijuana. Lisa says she's willing to try it but doesn't know anything about the drug.
"I've never done it before...is it something you smoke?"
With her newborn baby, Heather in her arms all the time, she says the M.S. is hard to handle, and the marijuana could help her out.
"Maybe to relax my muscles, with me carrying my baby and other stuff my muscles just cramp up on me."
But her husband isn't feeling it.
"I have no idea how addictive it would be for me because I've never smoked I've never drunk I've never done anything."
He's alright with Lisa trying it out, but would rather stick a large needle in his leg once a week, than do something he's always been told was wrong.
"I was raised where my parents said if you come home smelling like smoke you're out of the house."
And raising his daughter in a home where it's ok, is not something he wants to do.
"That's not an answer for anything."
The two differing on just that one aspect of the disease, that brought them together.
Patients will be allowed to have 2.5 ounces every two weeks.
It's 4 year pilot program, and if in 2018 lawmakers decide it's going well, it will become permanent
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