Rockford Scanner™: Marijuana HR 420



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Rep. Earl Blumenauer filed a bill on Wednesday to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act. In a nod to marijuana culture, it has the official designation of H.R. 420.

Read the H.R. 420 Marijuana Bill on Scribd at https://www.scribd.com/document/397141042/H-R-420-Marijuana-Bill

The new bill filed in the House on Wednesday by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) is titled the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. If passed, it would remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act.

“While the bill number may be a bit tongue in cheek, the issue is very serious. Our federal marijuana laws are outdated, out of touch and have negatively impacted countless lives,” Blumenauer said in a press release. “Congress cannot continue to be out of touch with a movement that a growing majority of Americans support. It’s time to end this senseless prohibition.”

This isn’t the first time that 420 has worked its way into official legislative numbering.

California’s first effort to create statewide medical cannabis regulations was through a bill numbered SB 420 in 2003.

In 2017, a Rhode Island senator filed a marijuana legalization bill given the designation of S 420.

Sources:  forbes.com and https://www.marijuanamoment.net


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Rockford Scanner™: Police Arrest A Man For Marijuana And A Gun, in South Beloit

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SOUTH BELOIT, IL – On September 1, 2018 at 12:30am South Beloit Police Officers went to 821 Marvin Street to serve a warrant. Officers were allowed entry into the residence by the male and female occupants and took the wanted male into custody. While officers were present in the residence they observed a large quantity of suspected cannabis. The officers recovered almost 3,000 grams of cannabis, over $3,000 of United States Currency and a loaded handgun with its serial number obliterated. This case was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Offices who authorized the following charges:

Arrested: Olander, Jalen M/B 19 years old, 821 Marvin Street, South Beloit

Charges: Armed Violence (Class X Felony)
Violation of the Cannabis Control Act, Possession more than 2,000 grams but not more than 5,000 grams (Class 2 Felony)
Defacing a Firearm (Class 3 Felony)
No Firearm Owners Identification
Winnebago County Failure to Appear Warrant

Olander was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The female occupant was not charged.

The charges against Olander are accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For Drugs After Being Stopped By Police



 

 

 

On 08/20/18 at about 12:41 a.m. Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jonathan Diaz, age 30 of Berwyn, for two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Cannabis with the Intent to Deliver, all three being felony charges, after a traffic stop in the 4000 block of South IL Route 251. Diaz was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held pending an appearance before a judge. Diaz was also cited for speeding

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Illinois Proposes To Expand Medical Marijuana Program To Fight Opioid Crisis




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An Illinois House panel has endorsed a proposal expanding the use of medical marijuana to fight the state’s opioid crisis.

The House Executive committee voted 8-3 Thursday. The plan would allow individuals who qualify for opioid prescriptions to apply for the state’s medical cannabis program.

Rep. Kelly Cassidy is the sponsor of the proposal. The Chicago Democrat says it’s a less-addictive alternative to treating pain and could be a remedy to the growing number of opioid overdoses across the state.

Cassidy says she is working on cleanup provisions that she hopes will get committee approval next week before moving to the House floor.
The Senate’s approved the idea. But Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has fought previous efforts to expand medical marijuana.