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Title: Authorizes Medical Marijuana Products for Specified Conditions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes medical marijuana products for specified conditions.


  • Defines “cannabis”, “debilitating medical conidition”, other terms (Pg. 2-4).

  • Defines as debilitating medical condition: cancer, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, ALS, Crohn’s disease, sickle cell anemia, Parkinson’s, PTSD (w/ proof), MS, cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or persistent nausea, terminal illness, any condition resulting in hospice care (Pg. 2-3).

  • Establishes Compassionate Use Advisory Board with power to review debilitating medical conditions (Pg. 4).

  • Requires physicians to fulfill criteria including 10-hour course on medical cannabis prescriptions (Pg. 5).

  • Requires registry identification cards for qualified patients w/ debilitating medical conditions; designated caregivers of such patients; authorizes cards for qualified minors under certain conditions (Pg. 6-7).

  • Establishes Confidential Medical Cannabis Registry Database; Medical Cannabis Production Commission; medical cannabis supply system (Pg 8-10).

  • Requires medical cannabis supplier licenses (Pg 11).

  • Prohibits cardholders from smoking, vaping in certain places, including in vehicles (Pg 16-17).

  • Prohibits medical cannabis advertising from “contain[ing] cartoon-like figures or attempts at humor” (Pg. 20).

  • Establishes Cannabis Research Program; Medical Cannabis Program Fund (Pg. 22-23).

  • Limits exclusion, suppression of evidence regarding substances “believed to be a controlled substance at the time of the search” (Pg. 26).

Title: Authorizes Medical Marijuana Products for Specified Conditions