Illinois Legislature Passes Bill to Add PTSD as Qualifying Medical Cannabis Condition
Illinois’ full legislature has given approval to Senate Bill 33, a measure to add post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying medical cannabis condition.
The proposal was approved 68 to 36 yesterday by the state’s House of Representatives, and was approved 34 to 19 by the Senate earlier this month. The proposal has been sent back to the Senate before heading to Governor Bruce Rauner so that they can vote on two amendments to the bill that would clarify that medical cannabis patients aren’t prohibited from having a state Firearm Owner’s Identification Card.
If the bill is passed into law, Illinois would join Michigan, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Arizona and Oregon as states that recognize PTSD as a qualifying condition for the use of medical cannabis.
The text of Senate Bill 33 can be found by clicking here.
[Update 6/1/2015: The legislature decided to reject the firearms amendment, sending Senate Bill 33 to Governor Rauner for consideration.]