Pending State Legislation

Active 2017 State Legislation

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California

South Carolina

S 212 - The South Carolina Compassionate Care Act

Introduced Chamber: Senate
Introduced Session:  Session 122 (2017-2018)
Bill Summary: Comprehensive dispensary access bill
Bill Subjects:  
Sponsors: Davis
Last Action: 01/10/17 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs

Texas

SB 269

Introduced Chamber: Senate
Introduced Session:  85(R)
Bill Summary: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and testing facilities; authorizing fees.
Bill Subjects:  
Sponsors: Menéndez
Last Action: Filed 12/6/16

Virginia

SB 2017

Introduced Chamber: Senate
Introduced Session:  2017 Session
Bill Summary: Cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil; permitting of pharmaceutical processors to manufacture and provide.
Bill Subjects:  
Sponsors: David W. Marsden (chief patron)
Last Action: 01/04/17 Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health

SB 1298

Introduced Chamber: Senate
Introduced Session:  85(R)
Bill Summary: Possession or distribution of marijuana for medical purposes; affirmative defense for treatment of certain conditions. Provides an affirmative defense to prosecution for possession of marijuana if a person has a valid written certification issued by a practitioner for cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for treatment of, or to alleviate the symptoms of, cancer, glaucoma, human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn's disease, Alzheimer's disease, nail patella, cachexia or wasting syndrome, multiple sclerosis, or complex regional pain syndrome. Under current law, only the treatment of intractable epilepsy is covered by the affirmative defense.
Bill Subjects:  
Sponsors: Jill Holtzman Vogel (chief patron)
Last Action: 01/10/17 Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

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