Legislation to extend the Illinois medical marijuana pilot program cleared the state House Monday by an 86-27 vote.
The bill, which is backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, still needs approval in the Senate.
Currently, the Illinois medical marijuana pilot program is scheduled to run for four years and come to an end in January 2018. The new proposal, sponsored by state Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie), would extend the program to July 2020.
Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program covers patients with specific debilitating medical conditions, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDS.
Under Lang's proposal, terminal illness and post-traumatic stress disorder would also become newly eligible for treatment under the medical marijuana program.