Illinois, Yes To Medical Marijuana

May 22, 2008

The Illinois medical cannabis bill, Senate 2865, has been amended to address law enforcement’s concerns regarding the structure of the program.

I hope those patients in Illinois who use cannabis can soon be protected from arrest and acquiring their medicine illegally.

The amendments do bring with them some concerns, though – namely that law enforcement is no longer liable for improperly seized medicine and plants. This means that police could still take medicine from patients who are protected under the program and not return it, plus they would not be liable for it.

Unfortunately, this would allow law enforcement to ignore the medical cannabis program if it gets passed into law.

Another aspect of the amendments is that the program would allow for only 1,200 patients throughout the state and would only last for three years before lawmakers would have to address this issue again.

However, it is important to protect these patients and to pass this legislation.

References: http://www.mapinc.org/

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One Response to “Illinois, Yes To Medical Marijuana”

  1. James Bingenheimer Says:

    The medical marijuana situation only proves how arrogant and heartless filthy rich politicians really are. It also shows how apathetic American really is. I am just as guilty when it comes to a subject I am not interested in.


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