SB 238, The Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act to be Heard in House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee This Weekend
Santa Fe--SB 238, The Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act, will be heard before the House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee on Saturday, February 24. The bill would allow qualified patients suffering from serious illness such as cancer, HIV/AIDS and epilepsy use medical marijuana.
SB 238 recently passed the Senate by a 34-7 margin. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino, D-District 12, has 14 co-sponsors, including Senate Minority Leader, Stuart Ingle, R-Portales. Recently, Governor Bill Richardson issued a statement supporting SB 238.