Senate Bill 1381 is currently awaiting a floor vote in the Illinois House of Representatives.

On March 26, 2009 SB 1381 passed the Illinois Senate Public Health committee with a 6-2 vote and on May 27, 2009 it passed the Illinois Senate with 30-28-1.  Then on May 28, 2009 SB 1381 passed the House Human Services Committee with a 4-3 vote.  Now we anticipate the House floor vote coming sometime in the early months of 2010, possibly after the Feb. 2 primary election.  Please call 217-782-2000 and urge your State Representative to “Vote Yes on Senate Bill 1381, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act.”   It is also helpful to do the same with their district office.  If you would like to email your legislator you can do that too.  Please let us know if you can arrange an appointment with them to discuss this legislation, as that is even better than simply making the phone call.  Finally, please contact your State Senator and thank them for voting yes on SB 1381 or politely express your disappointment in their negative vote.  Senate Floor Vote Roll Call

Qualifying conditions include:

HIV/AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, ALS, hepatitis C, Crohn’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, nail patella, seizures, cachexia/wasting syndrome, severe and persistent muscle spasms, intractable pain that does not respond to other medications, and severe and debilitating nausea.  Other conditions can be added by petitioning the Department of Human Services once the Act takes place.

Medicine Limits:  A 60 day uninterupted supply consisting of no more than two ounces of dried usable cannabis, and six plants of which only three can be mature all of which must be grown in an enclosed locked facility.

Here is a two page summary of the bill and medical cannabis support nationally and statewide.

2010 ILMedCannabisTwo-Page Summary