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As outgoing Illinois Governor Pat Quinn prepares to leave office, Mount Prospect resident Maria Rabadan has one more desperate request for the governor from her very ill son – ‘Issue the licenses that will allow medical marijuana to be grown and sold in Illinois.’

Maria’s 9-year-old son, Jancarlo, suffers from a rare form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome that has not been successfully treated with approved FDA medicines.

The family is extremely eager to try a cannabis derived treatment option (CBD) but Illinois lawmakers have delayed the medical marijuana program multiple times with no excuses for doing so.

β€œHe has the power in his hands. We ask that he has compassion for the kids.”

Rabadan said towards the Governor. On Friday, Pat Quinn would not say if he would take action on the medical marijuana program before leaving office.

β€œI want to take every single day I have left. . . . I want to make sure I work as hard the last three days as I did the first three days,” Quinn stated.

While state politicians continue to bicker amongst each other, more and more Illinois families are coming out with their cries for hope.

On Monday Republican Governor Elect Bruce Rauner officially takes office, as the future remains unclear for the Illinois medical marijuana pilot program that expires in 2017.

Photo Credit: SunTimes

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