Illinois - Bill Status of HB0030

Discussion in 'Legalization Of Marijuana' started by Brickhaus, Mar 25, 2011.

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    Brickhaus

    Brickhaus Active Member

    It's not over yet... Lou Lang upholds his promise to keep pushing on....

    http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/Bil...D=54410&SessionID=84&SpecSess=&Session=&GA=97


    And a favorable amendment to the maximum allowed to posses.

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    theexpress

    theexpress Well-Known Member

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    DGT309

    DGT309 Active Member

    We'll see how things go this year, hopefully soon though !
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    theexpress

    theexpress Well-Known Member

    either way.... i will continue to disobey this states unjust marijuana laws..........
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    MidnightJoker

    MidnightJoker Active Member

    Last time the bill overwhelmingly passed the Senate, but missed passing the House by 2 votes I believe. I definitely think it has a chance of passing, but I still worry that I won't qualify for MMJ status. Therefore, I will continue to grow my own and live outside the law.
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    theexpress

    theexpress Well-Known Member

    IT WAS 4 VOTES AND THAT WAS ONLY A FEW MONTHS AGO.. heres a little secreat... illinois was the first state ever to have medical marijuana laws waaay back in the 70's..... but that law is hanging in limbo untill the federal government declassifies cannabis from a scheduel 1 controlled substance {wich are said to have no medicinal value} to something lowwer
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    Brickhaus

    Brickhaus Active Member

    Recently Illinois did not pass the bill giving farmers the right to grow industrial hemp (used for textiles, paper, oils, rope clothing, etc). Even if they had passed it, the DEA would have to authorize and give individual permits to farmers (something along these lines), and that would never happen anyway...

    Given that hemp is not harmful at all to anyone and has no use for consumption, it seems it will be much much harder to get this compassionate medical use bill passed =( Not that I would would qualify anyway (actually I don't use at all), but I know of some who would. This whole state of affairs is sickening.
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    Livingfree

    Livingfree Member

    We were much closer to passing the previous medical cannabis bill than we were the industrial hemp bill. One of the problems is, there wasn't a whole lot of effort or push behind the hemp bill. The medical bill gets a lot more support because it's, frankly, much more important in this state. Hemp would be great for the state, but even states with industrial hemp don't see much hemp being grown because of complications with the federal government.

    Looks like the vote is probably going to be tomorrow, folks!
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    Brickhaus

    Brickhaus Active Member

    Thanks for commenting. I fully agree.

    Click the link in the op, scroll down. Another ammendment has been added, yesterday, so my guess is the vote will take another week or so. It will pass eventually, especially now that the republican house minority leader Tom Cross is on board.

    This bill is sooper dooper strict so don't think you're getting a script unless you're terminal.
    Baby steps... but at least those who need it will not be forced to use the black market..
    Of course then in 3 years it gets recended...
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    Livingfree

    Livingfree Member

    While the bill has narrowed down the definition of who qualifies for this, it's NOT just for terminal patients. But, don't think that some back pain or migraines is going to get make you qualified.
    Lou Lang says he expects the bill to be called on today. It wasn't called the other day because there was poor attendance in the House. Today should be the day.

    Session begins at 1pm, watch the feed today. http://www.ilga.gov/house/audvid.asp
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    Livingfree

    Livingfree Member

    Postponed consideration, the bill failed to obtain the votes it needed to pass.

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