OMG WTF A state sanctioned open season on medical marijuana users. Unarmed possessors of pot who have had their constitutional right to defend themselves stripped away. Thugs across Illinois are positivity drooling over this I am sure.
SRSLY! What are they smoking?!
(Chicago Tribune) –Patients who want to qualify for medical marijuana in Illinois would have to be fingerprinted for a background check and pay $150 a year — and give up their right to own a gun, state officials proposed Tuesday.
The plan outlines how adults who have any of 41 specified medical conditions, such as cancer, AIDS or complex regional pain syndrome, may apply to get a patient registry identification card to purchase medical pot.
The proposed rules are the first in a series of parameters expected to be outlined over the course of the year to govern how medical marijuana can be legally grown, sold and purchased. The Illinois Department of Public Health will take public comment on this set of rules until Feb. 7 and then submit them to a legislative panel for approval by the end of April.
Most of the rules address how a patient can qualify for an ID card to buy up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana every two weeks — or more if a doctor certifies that it’s necessary.
One new proposal states that a qualifying patient or caregiver may not possess a firearm, even if they have a state firearm owner’s identification card or concealed carry permit, and violators may be subject to sanctions by state police.
The rules would allow patients to designate a caregiver who could legally purchase and carry marijuana for them. Patients and caregivers would undergo a background check by Illinois State Police and would be rejected for any felony conviction for a violent crime or for possession of a controlled substance, including marijuana or methamphetamine.
The proposed patient registry rules were developed by Bob Morgan, medical marijuana coordinator and legal counsel for the Department of Health, in consultation with staff members and officials from other states that have medical marijuana, agency spokeswoman Melaney Arnold said.
Be careful what you wish for Illinois marijuana aficionados. If the gun grabbing powers that be feel that medical marijuana users should not be trusted with guns, do you think for one minute if pot is legalized for all they will not try to pull the same unconstitutional dirty trick then as well?
I think it is a safe bet they will.
A doped up and defenseless populace. Just imagine the possibilities…for… ______
The Illinois Department of Public Health public comment deets since the Chicago Tribune’s Robert McCoppin was to lazy to dig up the info:
The Illinois Department of Public Health is committed to the effective implementation of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program (P.A. 98-0122). On this website, you will find information about the program for patients and caregivers, physicians, and the general public. Please check this website regularly for the latest news and program information.
January 21, 2014 — Draft DPH Medical Cannabis Registry Program Rules Posted for Public Comment
All comments and suggested changes to the draft DPH rules are welcome and encouraged, and should be sent electronically to DPH.MedicalCannabis@illinois.gov. When commenting on specific sections, please include the page number and the section number you are referring to. The Department requests any comments be submitted by Friday, February 7, 2014.
Comments may also be submitted via mail to:
Division of Medical Cannabis
Illinois Department of Public Health
535 W. Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761-0001