Important news on the medical marijuana front.
SB 1381 is to be called for a vote tomorrow, Tuesday the 30th. Patients & Supporters are at the Capitol lobbying lawmakers right now for the final push.
During this veto session we still only need 60 votes, and there has been a confirmation that Sen. Cullerton can get the bill back through the Senate. It seems like we’ve got the go ahead Green lights to make this happen.
For those who cannot make it to Springfield please call your State Representative and politely and kindly tell them to “Vote Yes on Senate Bill 1381.” By calling 217-782-2000 you will be connected to the Capitol switchboard and the operator will be able to connect you with your State Representative’s office in Springfield.
Even this late in the game, it still matters that they hear your voice. Just like voting for your favorite on Dancing with the Stars and American Idol, you have to vote to. Also notify all your friends voting in Illinois.
The Illinois General Assembly website offers live streaming of floor debates and votes for legislation in House of Representatives and that would be the best way to stay up to date for when this bill will be called for a vote. If the bill is not called for a vote tomorrow then the next possibility will be December 1st.
Rep. Ron Stephens, R-Troy, a pharmacist, argued the legislation does not provide enough regulation.
… a pharmacist.