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SB 1381 - Legalize Medical Marijuana - Key Vote

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Ira Silverstein voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed With Amendment (House) (56-60) - (Key vote)

Title: Legalize Medical Marijuana

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that legalizes the use of marijuana in treating serious diseases.

Highlights:
  • Protects patients with serious medical conditions, their doctors, and their primary caregivers from arrest, prosecution, or penalties for the authorized medical use of cannabis (Secs. 5, 15).
  • Defines the maximum amount of cannabis a patient may legitimately possess as 2 ounces of dried usable cannabis and 6 cannabis plants, of which only 3 can be mature plants, and mandates that a medical cannabis organization may not possess more cannabis than the maximum amount that may be legitimately prescribed to all of its registered patients (Secs. 10, 45).
  • Lists the serious medical conditions for which cannabis may legally be used (Sec. 10).
  • Prohibits the seizure of cannabis used for medical purposes (Sec. 15).
  • Instates a $3 fee to be paid by qualifying patients, for the purpose of educating the public about the dangers of cannabis and prescription abuse (Sec. 20).
  • Establishes an application process for patients who wish to use cannabis for medical purposes and provides for the confidentiality of their personal information (Sec. 25).
  • Requires parental consent before a patient under the age of 18 may receive authorization for the medical use of cannabis (Sec. 25).
  • Prohibits the possession and use of cannabis in schools, workplaces, and public places, the operation of vehicles while under the influence of cannabis, and the use of cannabis without a serious medical condition (Sec. 30).
  • Establishes an application process and rules for organizations providing cannabis to patients for medical purposes (Sec. 45).
  • Protects organizations providing medical cannabis and their employees from prosecution or penalties for the legitimate distribution of medical cannabis (Sec. 45).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (30-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Legalize Medical Marijuana

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that legalizes the use of marijuana in treating serious diseases.

Highlights:
  • Protects patients with serious medical conditions, their doctors, and their primary caregivers from arrest, prosecution, or penalties for the authorized medical use of cannabis (Secs. 5, 15).
  • Defines the maximum amount of cannabis a patient may legitimately possess as 2 ounces of dried usable cannabis and 6 cannabis plants, of which only 3 can be mature plants, and mandates that a medical cannabis organization may not possess more cannabis than the maximum amount that may be legitimately prescribed to all of its registered patients (Secs. 10, 45).
  • Lists the serious medical conditions for which cannabis may legally be used (Sec. 10).
  • Prohibits the seizure of cannabis used for medical purposes (Sec. 15).
  • Instates a $3 fee to be paid by qualifying patients, for the purpose of educating the public about the dangers of cannabis and prescription abuse (Sec. 20).
  • Establishes an application process for patients who wish to use cannabis for medical purposes and provides for the confidentiality of their personal information (Sec. 25).
  • Requires parental consent before a patient under the age of 18 may receive authorization for the medical use of cannabis (Sec. 25).
  • Prohibits the possession and use of cannabis in schools, workplaces, and public places, the operation of vehicles while under the influence of cannabis, and the use of cannabis without a serious medical condition (Sec. 30).
  • Establishes an application process and rules for organizations providing cannabis to patients for medical purposes (Sec. 45).
  • Protects organizations providing medical cannabis and their employees from prosecution or penalties for the legitimate distribution of medical cannabis (Sec. 45).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Legalize Medical Marijuana

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