View Amendment Current Amendment: 48 to Bill 5201

Rep. PENDARVIS proposes the following Amendment No.     to H.5201 as introduced by Ways & Means

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EXPLANATION: Restricts DAODAS and any organization that receives funding from the department from using appropriated funds to run public campaigns which oppose the medical use of cannabis.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 37, DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, page 381, after line 14, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:

/(DAODAS: Medical Cannabis Campaigns) The department and any entity that receives funds from the department are prohibited from using state or other funds to run a public campaign which disparages in any way the medical use of cannabis, including but not limited to failing to make a distinction between recreational and medical use by using phrases comparable to "marijuana is not medicine." Effective July 1, 2020, any public campaign which violates this provision must be terminated immediately. /

Amend totals and titles to conform.