Update: Governor Phil Scott signed SB 17 into law on June 9. It takes effect July 1, 2017.
Update: Lawmakers sent SB 16 to the Governor on June 2.
Update: Members of the House gave preliminary approval SB 16 on May 1. Once a final vote is recorded, the measure will be transmitted to the Governor’s office.
Update: Members of the House Human Services Committee voted 10-0 in favor of SB 16 on April 27.
Update: Members of the Senate approved the bill on February 17. It now awaits action from the House.
Legislation is pending, SB 16, to expand the pool of patients eligible for cannabis therapy.
If approved, SB 16 would permit physicians for the first time to recommend medical marijuana to patients with post-traumatic stress, Crohn’s disease, or Parkinson’s disease. The measure also allows physicians to immediately issue medical cannabis recommendations for patients suffering from cancer, a terminal illness, or under hospice care supervision.
Please use the pre-written letter below to urge your lawmakers to pass SB 16.