Marijuana; possession or distribution for medical purposes. (SB597)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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. This bill was incorporated into SB 726. Read the Bill »


01/29/2018: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103328D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2018Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB726-Dunnavant) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Deane writes:

as a Veteran an spouse of a chronic MS patient, it is about time for doctors and patients to make their own choices apart from toxic pharmacology. shalom.