Obviously, in order to become law, some form of the bill must pass through both houses of the General Assembly and the governor must sign the bill into law. We are a long way away.
Under HB 1393, the possessor of the weed for medical purposes will be required to register, get a registration card, and may not possess more then the amount allowed by law, nor more then the amount of live plants permitted by law.
The real question I had was whether the possession of marijuana would still give the police probable cause? In other words, if a person is sitting on their front step toking away on a big fat blunt and have their state pot card around their neck, can the cops: stop, frisk, search, arrest, detain, etc.?
The only part of the proposed new law that addresses that question reads as follows, "Possession of, or application for, a registry identification card shall not alone constitute probable cause to search a person or property of a person possessing or applying for the registry identification card or otherwise subject the person or his property to inspection by any governmental agency."
This doesn't say much. I will update this post as we move forward.