Illinois state lawmakers return to Springfield today for the first day of the lame duck Veto Session. Among the many pieces of legislation the legislature might take up is HB 30, which would legalize “medical” marijuana.
Facts about HB 30:
If passed, HB 30 would allow the creation of 59 “medical” marijuana stores throughout the state of Illinois – one for each state senate district.
If passed, HB 30 would conflict with federal and Illinois zero tolerance drug laws. HB 30 allows for a qualified patient to get 2½ ounces of marijuana every 14 days (183 joints, 13 per day). Even the most experienced marijuana drug user smokes on average three to four joints a day, which would leave roughly 135 joints, or around 1.8 ounces. The patient could sell the 1.8 ounces of marijuana for $250 to $550. Diversion of medical marijuana would be a problem for schools and teachers.
Read the rest of Illinois Family Institute's concerns about legalizing medical marijuana HERE.