Illinois State Policy Alert

Sent: June 1, 2012
From: Dan Riffle
Topic: Medical Marijuana

Title: 

Illinois Legislature adjourns; medical marijuana bill still alive

Message: 

Today, the Illinois Legislature adjourned for the summer. House Bill 30, a medical marijuana bill that would remove criminal penalties from patients and create a three-year pilot program, remains on “postponed consideration,” meaning it’s still alive and will likely be called for a vote in the November veto session.

In other words, we’ve got five months to get the last three to four votes we need to pass this bill, which is definitely within reach. What can you do to help? First and foremost, contact your legislators today. Second, we’re looking for activists who can help gather signatures on postcards from supporters in key districts. We’d also like to see more letters to the editor in Illinois newspapers urging the legislature to act. Please contact us if you can help with either of these.

Finally, the best way to win over legislators who are on the fence is for them to hear the stories of patients who need this law. If you or a loved one has a serious medical condition and might benefit from medical marijuana, please email us and share your story. Include your street address or nine-digit zip code so we can find your legislators.

Thanks for your support!