The Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act
It also allows for individuals to have 12 live plants that are locked up AND 3 dried usable ounces.
Primary Caregivers can grow for up to 5 people, plus themselves, so one could have up to 72 live plants AND 1 pound of dried usable cannabis if one grew for five people and oneself.
The Governor is in favor of it.
Out of State Marijuana Cards work just like the In State Cards do.
The bill requires DHS to license and regulate nonprofit corporations, known as
compassion centers, that distribute or deliver marijuana or drug paraphernalia or
possess or manufacture marijuana or drug paraphernalia with the intent to deliver
or distribute to facilitate the medical use of marijuana. This bill prohibits
compassion centers from being located less than 500 feet from a school, prohibits a
compassion center from distributing to a qualifying patient more than a maximum
amount of marijuana, and prohibits an organization from possessing a quantity that
exceeds, by an amount determined by DHS, the total maximum amount of marijuana
of all of the qualifying patients it serves. An applicant for a license must pay an
initial application fee of $250, and a compassion center must pay an annual fee of
The JRMMA has been introduced into both houses, given bill numbers (Assembly Bill 554, Senate Bill 368), and assigned to a committee in each house.
Thanks to the efforts of Rep. Mark Pocan, (D-Madison), and Sen. Jon Erpenbach, (D-Waunakee), Wisconsin’s Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (JRMMA) is finally out of the gates and formally introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature.
The JRMMA is a comprehensive medical marijuana bill based on the law Michigan voters passed with a majority in every county in November 2008. It would cover the same debilitating conditions as Michigan does, with several additional conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder. The JRMMA offers hope for a quality of life for Wisconsin’s veterans, seniors, sick, disabled and dying who can benefit from cannabis therapy. Medical Cannabis is health care!
What happens next?
A combined hearing was held by two Wisconsin State Legislature Committees: the Assembly Committee on Public Health and the Senate Committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue The committees must now vote on the bill. This will not likely occur until January. A vote from the Senate committee is anticipated to come first. In the meantime, supporters need to contact committee members whose position is unknown or against.