Illinois House Passes Medical Bill!

Discussion in 'Medical Marijuana News' started by Sunbiz1, Apr 18, 2013.

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    Sunbiz1

    Sunbiz1 Well-Known Member

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    vein5

    vein5 Active Member

    Yeah the bill now goes to senate so contact your senator
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    Sunbiz1

    Sunbiz1 Well-Known Member

    Here is the meat of this bill, a step in the right direction but very restrictive and geared towards corporate cannabis cultivation.

    If passed into law, this bill would create a medical cannabis system regulated by the Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture and Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The law provides for up to 22 cultivation centers and 60 dispensing organizations throughout the state. It would allow safe and legal access to medical cannabis for sick people with one of the more than 35 specific conditions listed in the legislation.
    The patients would be allowed to purchase 2.5 ounces every two weeks and any cannabis used in edibles, tinctures or topicals would count towards that allotted medicine limit. Medical cannabis would be taxed at the same rate as pharmaceutical and over the counter medicines of 1%. Public safety officials, school bus drivers, police officers, firefighters, commercial drivers, anyone convicted of a drug related felony and probation officers are prohibited from being patients. There are limits as to where cannabis may be consumed and carried and patients would be subject to a Standardized Field Sobriety Test if suspected of driving under the influence of cannabis.
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    Rancho Cucamonga

    Rancho Cucamonga Active Member

    lol It's a fail either way.
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    Sunbiz1

    Sunbiz1 Well-Known Member

    How in the hell are they going to have cultivation centers, are there corporations dedicated to such operations?.
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    Ganja.Farmer

    Ganja.Farmer Member

    Yes, there are already some companies setup and waiting for this bill to pass.
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    Sunbiz1

    Sunbiz1 Well-Known Member

    http://www.medicalmarijuanainc.com/index.php/company

    So I have just noticed. The problem is they will still be competing with experienced(in some cases more experienced)growers in the state for the remaining 95% of the consumers this bill doesn't cover.
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    BustinScales510

    BustinScales510 Well-Known Member

    Uugh..state grown weed, you know that shit is gonna be mids all the way. I cant imagine them caring enough to go through packs of seeds and pheno hunt for keepers.
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    theexpress

    theexpress Well-Known Member

    this shit aint gonna pass and if it does... its on sum bullshit for atleast the first 4 yyears of it
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    jimmym357

    jimmym357 Active Member

    They already passed it! It starts in jan 1 2014. I listen 720am wgn radio everyday at work i mean all day theres some crazy shit that goes on out there
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    Ganja.Farmer

    Ganja.Farmer Member

    You might want to listen a little better. It's passed the house. It's passed the senate committee. It is headed to the full senate to be voted on. If it passes the senate it will still need to go to the governor to be signed.
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    Rancho Cucamonga

    Rancho Cucamonga Active Member

    I doubt it will pass the senate. For the med folks who need it I hope it does but there is a lot of opposition in Illinois as there is most states, especially in the mid-west and southeast. If passed it will be a very restrictive med program, better a bad one then none at all? Probably not being any person can grab an eighth to an oz in the "real world" market for slightly inflated prices. 45-70 eighth 275-450 oz.
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    Ganja.Farmer

    Ganja.Farmer Member



    It should pass the senate no problem. Similar, less restrictive bills have already passed the senate several times. It's the house that has been the problem every time. The governor is the wild card. In the past he's been against medical cannabis but, after the bill recently passed the house, he said he is open to discussions.
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    Dbozz628

    Dbozz628 Well-Known Member

    Meaning Governor Pat Quinn is looking for a bribe.
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    Sunbiz1

    Sunbiz1 Well-Known Member

    It'll pass b/c the doctors are pushing it through, and the state could always use more revenue...which has been wasted via incompetence and corruption for decades.
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    stak

    stak Well-Known Member

    And now the house has passed the bill!

    Next it heads to the governor to hopefully be signed.
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    backyardagain

    backyardagain Well-Known Member

    it has passed both house and senate, now it awaits quins signature.
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    JimmyHamilton21

    JimmyHamilton21 Active Member

    Welcome to illinois, where their governors make their license plates...
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    Dbozz628

    Dbozz628 Well-Known Member

    Well, seeing how our last two governors are still in jail. Also Gov. Quinn would prefer a wire transfer or black briefcase of cash instead of a large sack with a $ on it.
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    JimmyHamilton21

    JimmyHamilton21 Active Member

    So this has been passed and is approved for four years. This sucks for Illinois citizens, but after that four years, many other states will have legalized or made new legislation for medical marijuana and hopefully Illinois will then allow for more widespread use for many different ailments.

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