An under-the-radar cannabis-related bill making its way through the Illinois Senate was assigned to the Subcommittee on Cannabis Thursday with a deadline established for March 24. Senate Bill 1886 amends the Illinois’ Unified Code of Corrections and would provide “that a person on probation, conditional discharge, or supervision shall not be ordered to refrain from having cannabis or alcohol in his or her body…”
The rest of the sentence adds a caveat by stating, “…unless the person was sentenced to probation, conditional discharge, or supervision for an offense which had as an element of the offense the presence of an intoxicating compound in the person’s body or the person is participating in a Problem-Solving Court certified by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.” SB1886 would also provide “that for each condition imposed, the court shall state the reasonable relation the condition has to the person’s crime of conviction.”
In addition, SB1886 carves out a provision for Illinois registered cannabis patients, providing “that a person on probation, conditional discharge, or supervision shall not be ordered to refrain from use or consumption of any substance lawfully prescribed by a medical provider or authorized by the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act.”
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