Springfield (ECWd) –
The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act passed last year in Illinois as a bill that began as a pawn-broker stolen property bill, but was later gutted to make recreational marijuana a new law of our land with a party-line vote.
While a small percentage of Illinois residents celebrated marijuana legalization, it did not take long for the introduction of a new law due to its negative effects………….on animals.
HB 5621 – “(b) No person may knowingly allow an animal to ingest cannabis, including second-hand smoke, or cannabis-infused products in a way that results in the animal’s sickness or death.”
I guess second-hand marijuana smoke is OK for kids……?
Only in Illinois would legislatures pass a law for humans to smoke marijuana and then just months later propose legislation to protect animals from the very smoke they legalized for humans.
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DavePosted at 12:19h, 19 February
Shell bill trickery
HueyPosted at 12:33h, 19 February
Oh yeah, never mind the little kids who have to live in a house where this stuff is used, just make sure the pets don’t suffer!
janniePosted at 13:34h, 19 February
Weird, I think Dave has it right –
anonymou5userPosted at 14:11h, 19 February
Are they going to ban catnip next?
Roger KempaPosted at 17:41h, 19 February
AaronPosted at 10:24h, 22 February
Cannabis legalization is supported by a majority.
Kirk AllenPosted at 10:25h, 22 February
Please don’t twist what I said.
AaronPosted at 10:35h, 22 February
Kirk AllenPosted at 10:40h, 22 February
There was no statement about the majority not supporting legalization.
Kirk AllenPosted at 10:42h, 22 February
“While a small percentage of Illinois residents CELEBRATED marijuana legalization”
The big question is, if a majority truely does support the legalization then why did it have to be passed in a shell bill at the last minute? Most know the answer so no need to respond.
Paul K.Posted at 18:31h, 23 February
Strange that Rep. DeLuca didn’t find the Human Care for Animals Act appropriate to ammend. He could include alcohol in such an ammendment. There’s also a Paperwork Reduction Act gain to ammend rather add pages of data ink and blank space.