H.3521, S.212 – Authorizing the Production, Sale, and Usage of Cannabis for Medical Purposes

H.3521 & S.212 would allow cannabis to be produced and distributed by facilities to authorized patients and their caregivers for treating debilitating medical conditions. All production, distribution, purchasing, and usage would be heavily regulated by the Department of Health and Environmental Control, with strict penalties for violation. The bill also contains legal protection for anyone acting under its provision.

While the heavy regulations in the bill are quite burdensome, this legislation would still be a small step in the right direction. Medical professionals, not the state, should be the primary judges of appropriate medical treatment.

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