senate Bill S6717

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to synthetic cannabinoid

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Mar 13, 2012 referred to health

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S6717 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8913
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3302, Pub Health L; amd §220.00, Pen L

S6717 - Summary

Relates to defining the term synthetic cannabinoid.

S6717 - Sponsor Memo

S6717 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6717

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 13, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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 penal law, in relation  to
  synthetic cannabinoids

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 3302 of the public health law is amended by  adding
two new subdivisions 41 and 42 to read as follows:
  41. "SYNTHETIC CANNABINOID" MEANS ANY CHEMICAL COMPOUND THAT IS CHEMI-
CALLY SYNTHESIZED AND:
  (A)  HAS  BEEN  DEMONSTRATED TO HAVE A BINDING ACTIVITY AT ONE OR MORE
CANNABINOID RECEPTORS; OR
  (B) IS A CHEMICAL ISOMER, SALT OR SALT OF AN ISOMER OF A COMPOUND THAT
HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED TO HAVE BINDING ACTIVITY AT ONE OR  MORE  CANNABI-
NOID RECEPTORS.
  "SYNTHETIC  CANNABINOID"  DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY PRODUCTS THAT HAVE BEEN
APPROVED FOR MEDICAL USE BY THE UNITED STATES  FOOD  AND  DRUG  ADMINIS-
TRATION.
  42. "SYNTHETIC CANNABINOID ANALOG" MEANS ANY CHEMICAL THAT IS SUBSTAN-
TIALLY  SIMILAR  IN  CHEMICAL  STRUCTURE TO A CHEMICAL COMPOUND THAT HAS
BEEN DETERMINED TO HAVE BINDING ACTIVITY  AT  ONE  OR  MORE  CANNABINOID
RECEPTORS.  IT DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY PRODUCTS THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR
MEDICAL USE BY THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.
  S 2. Subdivision 6 of section 220.00 of the penal law, as  amended  by
chapter 1051 of the laws of 1973, is amended to read as follows:
  6.   "Marihuana"  means  "marihuana"  [or],  "concentrated  cannabis",
"SYNTHETIC CANNABINOID" OR "SYNTHETIC CANNABINOID ANALOG" as those terms
are defined in section thirty-three hundred two  of  the  public  health
law.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13658-01-1

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