To establish that a person who has been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition who has been issued and possesses a registry identification card shall not be subject to arrest, prosecution, or penalty, including a civil penalty or disciplinary action by a business or occupational or professional licensing board, for the medical use of marijuana. The bill would permit the possession of up 2.5 ounces of marijuana, and up to 12 marihuana plants kept in an enclosed, locked facility. The bill specifies cancer, glaucoma, HIV-positive, AIDS, Hepatitis C, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s, and Nail Patella as qualifying conditions. The measure was placed before the legislature through a citizen initiative (petition drive); see the full text here. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 5, 2008
Referred to the House Oversight And Investigations Committee on March 5, 2008