* Two medical cannabis amendments to Rep. Bob Morgan’s SB2023 are being teed up as we speak. Home Modification 1 would permit superior follow registered nurses and doctor assistants to certify sufferers’ medical circumstances. That position is presently restricted to docs.
The modification would additionally add “persistent ache” to the checklist of qualifying circumstances. It’s a part of this checklist of latest circumstances…
autism, persistent ache, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, osteoarthritis, anorexia nervosa, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Neuro-Behcet’s Autoimmune Illness, neuropathy, polycystic kidney illness, superior canal dehiscence syndrome
Evidently, including persistent ache and these different illnesses will enormously improve the supply of medical cannabis.
This proposal was held till after the leisure cannabis legalization invoice handed in order to not undermine its passage.
Rep. Morgan ran the state’s medical cannabis program below Gov. Pat Quinn. The amendments are scheduled to be heard this afternoon within the Home Human Companies Committee.
Modification 2 would permit municipalities in non-home rule counties to place a three p.c gross sales tax on medical cannabis gross sales, up from the present 0.75 p.c, to make it equal to the present cap on municipalities inside dwelling rule counties.