Senate Judiciary Committee Will Hear MMj Bills Tomorrow, Tuesday June2

The Hearing will be on all the MMj bills that have been filed in the Senate (with the exception of the PTSD bill) in addition to the tax and regulate bill.  The hearing starts at 4pm but there is no way to know the order in which the bills will be heard so bring water and a snack and be prepared to wait. The hearing will be at the State House, Room 313   Here are the MMj bills that will be heard:

Senate Bill No. 791 ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS — MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT  This is the bill that would eliminate all caregivers and co-ops and create two for profit entities that could sell to the compassion centers. The identical bill was withdrawn in the House but it had not been withdrawn in the Senate. RIPAC was told that a substitute bill would be filed that would NOT eliminate caregivers and co-ops. That bill has not yet been filed, so S791 is still alive. Watch the RIPAC website for any new developments. To read the full text of the bill, go to: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText15/SenateText15/S0791.pdf

Senate Bill No. 508 ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS — THE EDWARD O. HAWKINS AND THOMAS C. SLATER MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT  Increases the number of seedlings that someone who is both a patient and caregiver from 12 to 24.  To read the full text of the bill, go to:  http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText15/SenateText15/S0508.pdf

Senate Bill No. 924   ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS — THE EDWARD O. HAWKINS AND THOMAS C. SLATER MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT   Using butane, CO2 or any process that includes compressed, flammable gas as a solvent, would be illegal for patients and caregivers. The compassion centers would have to comply with Health Dept  regulations in making such extractions. To read the full text of the bill, go to: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0924.pdf

If you would like help preparing testimony, please attend our meeting TONIGHT at the Bell Street Chapel located at 5 Bell Street, Providence.  Directions: From the North:   95s to exit 21 (Atwells Ave.) Go straight on service road to second light. Turn right on Broadway. Bell Street is .8 miles on right.   From the South:   95n TO exit 21 toward Broadway. At light, turn left on Broadway. Bell St. is .8 miles on right.

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