If House Bill 5284 becomes law, Illinois registered qualifying medical cannabis patients would gain more rights within a health care facility. Late yesterday, Illinois Rep. Kevin John Olickal introduced HB5284, which would eliminate health care facility restrictions on medical cannabis use by a registered qualifying patient.
HB5284 would amend the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act with the following two provisions.
(j) No health care facility shall prohibit the use of medical cannabis by a registered qualifying patient within a health care facility, unless the patient is receiving emergency services and care that is deemed medically necessary by the patient’s health care provider. (k) No health care facility shall unreasonably restrict the manner in which the registered qualifying patient stores and uses medical cannabis.
HB5284 and Senate Bill 3099 have been the only two bills so far regarding improvements for registered medical patients that have been introduced this legislative session. Vaping and smoking will still be prohibited at health care facilities. For more Illinois cannabis industry news, visit here.
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