Today, the Illinois House Human Services Committee passed the 39-paged House Bill 30 (HB0030) by a slim 6-5 margin. According to the legislation, HB 0030 “Creates the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act,” allowing state-registered patients diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition to grow their own medical herb or pick it up from state-regulated dispensaries.” Or at least it did…until some language was removed yesterday.
Qualified Illinois marijuana patients or their caregivers can posses up to 2 ounces of weed, but the language allowing up to six plants, no more than 3 of which can be mature cannabis plants….has been removed from the bill! Maybe because Illinois can’t tax that shit?
Also added to the bill was new language requiring dispensaries to be nonprofit entities and to “control the doses of the drug”. And, the creation of an Orwellian database of users so law enforcement can
spy-on, monitor patients. The watered-down bill now moves on along to the House floor.
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