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SB 238 - Medical Marijuana Legalization - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (33-36) - (Key vote)

Title: Medical Marijuana Legalization

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows individuals to use marijuana/cannabis for medical reasons if they have continuing symptoms "caused by deliberating conditions and their medical treatments" as defined by the New Mexico Department of Health.

Highlights:
- Defines “debilitating medical condition” as cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, “damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord, with obvious neurological indication of intractable spasticity,” epilepsy, HIV, or any other medical condition, treatment, or disease approved by the Department of Health (sec. 3). - Exempts qualified patients and their caregivers from prosecution for possession of an “adequate supply” of cannabis for medical use (sec. 4). - Prohibits obtaining or transporting cannabis outside of New Mexico or transferring it to a person not approved by the Department of Health pursuant to this act (sec. 5). - Provides for identification cards for those approved by the Department of Health pursuant to this act (sec. 7).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (34-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Medical Marijuana Legalization

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows individuals to use marijuana/cannabis for medical reasons if they have continuing symptoms "caused by deliberating conditions and their medical treatments" as defined by the New Mexico Department of Health.

Highlights:
- Defines “debilitating medical condition” as cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, “damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord, with obvious neurological indication of intractable spasticity,” epilepsy, HIV, or any other medical condition, treatment, or disease approved by the Department of Health (sec. 3). - Exempts qualified patients and their caregivers from prosecution for possession of an “adequate supply” of cannabis for medical use (sec. 4). - Prohibits obtaining or transporting cannabis outside of New Mexico or transferring it to a person not approved by the Department of Health pursuant to this act (sec. 5). - Provides for identification cards for those approved by the Department of Health pursuant to this act (sec. 7).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Medical Marijuana Legalization

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows individuals to use marijuana/cannabis for medical reasons if they have continuing symptoms "caused by deliberating conditions and their medical treatments" as defined by the New Mexico Department of Health.

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