Senate lawmakers propose expanding medical marijuana program

Senate lawmakers propose expanding medical marijuana program

Senate President Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, talks to reporters at a Senate Majority press availability on Thursday. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel and co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

Supporters of the bill ... argued passionately on the floor before the vote that the bill was about providing more information to patients on a significant medical procedure.

Lawmakers are in the final weeks of the 2017 legislative session. The additional $9.8 million was added when the Senate amended the bill to include the Southwestern Montana Veterans' Home.

The bill will now be sent to Gov. Steve Bullock, who must sign it before it becomes law.

Sen. Mike Dunleavy, seen meeting Valdez constituent in 2015, has quit the Republican caucus in protest.

"We're trying to concentrate on this fiscal issue that faces us", Kelly said. He thinks doctors should be explicitly authorized to decide what conditions should qualify.

As part of its enforcement provisions, the bill would allow citizens to file complaints with the attorney general's office if they believe a jurisdiction is not in compliance with the law.

Nome Democratic Rep. Neal Foster said the combination of bills is needed. We should use this time wisely.

There are several issues that separate the two chambers.

(2) The House also increased the size of Permanent Fund dividends for 2018 and 2019 from $1,000, as the Senate suggested, to $1,250. 26, and Republicans from that chamber included a measure that would implement a statutory limit on government spending.

"I'm fine", Senate Pro Tem Long said.

"It's a good thing for Missoula County because the three largest breweries in the state are all located here", he said.

"The weight on this is going to be tremendous if it fails", Dossett said. Now, by the way, it isn't a fair comparison to call the House slow or anything like that. "And so what they've done is they've come to us to change the rules of the game". "The Senate can be and is more nimble".

Similar to how sanctuary cities have been established to protect immigrants, Assembly Bill 1578 would make California a sanctuary state to protect marijuana consumers. "And the third component of that was the oil and gas tax".

It'll come down to what's done with the $16 billion budget.

On Thursday, Republican Sen.

"I'll be sleeping in my office after that", she said.

One other option is to let the bill die and bring it back next year in essentially the form the House prefers. Some felt the changes would kill the bill.

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