|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 20, 2012||recommit, enacting clause stricken|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to health|
|Feb 01, 2011||referred to health|
senate Bill S2774
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2774 - Details
S2774 - Summary
Legalizes the possession, manufacture, use, delivery, transfer, transport or administration of marihuana by a certified patient or designated caregiver for a certified medical use; prescribes procedures for such possession, manufacture, etc. including certification of patients by their practitioner, and that, in the practitioner's professional judgment, the serious condition should be treated with the medical use of marihuana; provides that possession or manufacture of marihuana shall be lawful under these provisions provided that the marihuana possessed does not exceed a total aggregate weight of two and a half ounces; directs the department of health to monitor such use and promulgate rules and regulations for registry identification cards… (view more) provides for reports by the department of health to the governor and legislature on the medical use of marihuana.
S2774 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2774 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law and the general business law, in relation to medical use of marihuana PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Allows patient to use marihuana to treat a serious illness under medical supervision. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Legislative findings and Intent. Section 2. Amends Public Health Law Article 33 by adding a new Title V-A, Medical Use of Marihuana. §3360 defines certified medical use, certified patient, certification, designated caregiver, public place, serious condition, medical marihuana, registry application, registry identification card, and usable marihuana. A serious condition is defined as a severe debilitating or life threatening condition or a condition associated with or a complication of such a condition, or its treatment. §3361 allows a licensed practitioner (the defined term in the Public
S2774 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2774 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DUANE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law and the general business law, in relation to medical use of marihuana THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that thousands of New Yorkers have serious medical conditions that can be improved by medically-approved use of marihuana. The law should not stand between them and treatment necessary for life and health. This legislation follows the well-established public policy that a controlled substance can have a legitimate medical use. Many controlled substances that are legal for medical use (such as morphine and steroids) are ille- gal for any other use. The purposes of article 33 of the public health law include allowing legitimate use of controlled substances in health care, including palliative care. This policy and this legislation do not in any way diminish New York state's strong public policy and laws against illegal drug use, nor should it be deemed in any manner to advo- cate, authorize, promote, or legally or socially accept the use of mari- huana for children or adults, for any non-medical use. This legislation is an appropriate exercise of the state's legislative power to protect the health of its people under article 17 of the state constitution and the tenth amendment of the United States constitution. It is the legislative intent that this act be implemented consistently with these findings and principles, through a reasonable and workable system with appropriate oversight, evaluation and continuing research. S 2. Article 33 of the public health law is amended by adding a new title 5-A to read as follows: TITLE V-A MEDICAL USE OF MARIHUANA SECTION 3360. DEFINITIONS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02415-01-1
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