Medical Marijuana Illinois: Special 'Veto Session'
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Medical Marijuana Illinois: Special 'Veto Session'
Posted by CN Staff on November 26, 2012 at 12:01:20 PT
By The Huffington Post
Source: Huffington Post
Illinois -- It's considered a lame duck session, but Illinois lawmakers will be scrambling to decide the fate of several hot-button issues, including possibly legalizing medical marijuana, when they reconvene in the statehouse on Tuesday. Part of HB 30 includes the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, allowing qualified patients under medical care to buy and use up to 2.5 ounces pot during a two-week period.
According to the pro-pot non-profit group, NORML, legislative support for legalizing medical marijuana in the state House of Representatives has fallen just shy of a majority in previous roll calls on the matter. The state Senate approved the medical marijuana bill in Illinois in 2009.The bill's sponsor, Skokie Democrat state Rep. Lou Lang, told the Northwest Indiana Times this month that 92 of his House colleagues have said they hope to see the bill pass, but are hesitant to publicly vote in its favor due to "political reasons."Currently, 18 other states have legalized the medicinal marijuana under doctor supervision. Overall, laws against the drug have been softening: in November's general election, both Washington and Colorado passed unprecedented ballot measures legalizing recreational pot usage.Legal weed -- for those with a qualifying medical condition, at least -- is just one of the big decisions that may be determined in the upcoming legislative session. As the Quad City Times notes, pension reform, concealed-carry legislation, a massive gambling expansion and same-sex marriage could also come up for vote in Springfield in the weeks ahead. The outcome of the session could mean big changes in Illinois, touching everything from money to personal freedoms. The AP, however, says the session could result in "dramatic confrontation, negotiating-table settlements, anticlimactic if symbolic votes, or no decisions at all."Source: Huffington Post (NY)Published: November 26, 2012Copyright: 2012, LLC Contact: scoop huffingtonpost.comWebsite:  Medical Marijuana  Archives 
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Comment #1 posted by afterburner on November 27, 2012 at 02:08:14 PT
Forget Decrim Go Legalize Tax Billionaires Save SS
The Center for Public Integrity / By Susan Ferriss.
Marijuana Decriminalization Drops Youth Crime Rates by Stunning 20% in One Year.
Arresting and putting low-level juvenile offenders into the criminal-justice system pulls many kids deeper into trouble rather than turning them around.
 November 26, 2012'm not a fan of decrim, which is a weak baby step that leaves supply in the hands of black market criminals and cartels. I am a fan of reducing arrests for cannabis, especially for youth. I am not a fan of replacing prohibition with fines (net-widening parasites).AlterNet / By Thom Hartmann.
Grover Norquist, Enemy of the State? 
Norquist has connived over the years to get hundreds of members of Congress to violate their own oath of office by pledging to keep billionaires' taxes low.
 November 26, 2012 should social security and medicare be cut to pay for entitlements for billionaires? Any politician that signs a pledge to oppose the government's Constitutional authority to raise taxes is violating his/her oath of office.Neil Young & Crazy Horse - "Ramada Inn" (Official Music Video)
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