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Bill introduced: No shotgunning pets with your wacky weed

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On February 19, 2020

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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  • Dave
    Posted at 12:19h, 19 February Reply

    Shell bill trickery

  • Huey
    Posted at 12:33h, 19 February Reply

    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!

  • jannie
    Posted at 13:34h, 19 February Reply

    Weird, I think Dave has it right –

  • anonymou5user
    Posted at 14:11h, 19 February Reply

    Are they going to ban catnip next?

  • Roger Kempa
    Posted at 17:41h, 19 February Reply


  • Aaron
    Posted at 10:24h, 22 February Reply

    Cannabis legalization is supported by a majority.

    • Kirk Allen
      Posted at 10:25h, 22 February Reply

      Please don’t twist what I said.

      • Aaron
        Posted at 10:35h, 22 February Reply


        • Kirk Allen
          Posted at 10:40h, 22 February Reply

          There was no statement about the majority not supporting legalization.

        • Kirk Allen
          Posted at 10:42h, 22 February Reply

          “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 Reply

    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.

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