Good news out of Illinois. See the alert I received late yesterday below:
Rep. Lou Lang announced today that key lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner have agreed to support a bill that would extend the medical cannabis pilot program until July 2020. But time is short --- the bill must receive both a vote in the House and a concurring vote in the Senate before the end of the session, currently set for Tuesday, May 31.
The bill would also add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the list of qualifying medical conditions, and make medical cannabis patient cards valid for three years instead of just one. It would also simplify and streamline the physician's role in the process. Rep. Lang's press release, with more information on some of the bill's specifics, is available here. The most recent version of the bill itself is available here.
Rep. Lang has worked hard on extending the program since he introduce a similar bill last year, and it appears he is very near his goal. Please take a moment to support his effort on behalf of thousands of patients in Illinois, and send a message to your lawmakers right now!
Then, forward this message to supporters, including patients and family members. Lets leave no stone unturned before the session's end this year!
Marijuana Policy Project