senate Bill S1682

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for medical use of marihuana

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jan 09, 2013 referred to health


S1682 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 33 Title 5-A §§3360 - 3367, Pub Health L

S1682 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Legalizes the possession, manufacture, sale, administration, delivery, dispensing and distribution of marijuana in connection with medical use thereof for certified patients; prescribes procedures for such possession, manufacture, sale, etc. including certification of patients by their practitioner, for a specified period, not to exceed one year (to the effect that the patient has a serious condition, and that the patient is under the practitioner's care for such condition, and that, in the practitioner's medical judgment, the condition can and should be treated with the medical use of marijuana); permits registered organizations to sell, administer, deliver, etc. marijuana to certified patients or the caregiver of a certified patient for certified medical use; permits caregivers of a certified patient to sell, administer, deliver, etc. marijuana to a certified patient for medical use, and also permits any federal, state or local law enforcement agency to sell, deliver, distribute, etc. marijuana to a registered organization (view more) provides that possession or manufacture of marijuana shall not be lawful under these provisions if it is consumed or displayed in a public place or if the aggregate weight of the preparation, compound, etc. exceeds 8 ounces, excluding the weight of any food; directs the department of health to monitor such use and promulgate rules and regulations; provides for reports by practitioners and evaluation and reporting by the department.

S1682 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1682 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sens.  MONTGOMERY,  KRUEGER,  SAMPSON  -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public health law, in relation to medical use of


  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  life  and health-sustaining treatment under a
practitioner's supervision.  Many controlled substances that  are  legal
for  medical  use (such as morphine and steroids) are otherwise illegal.
This legislation follows  the  well-established  public  policy  that  a
controlled substance can have a legitimate medical use.  The purposes of
article  33  of  the  public  health  law are to allow legitimate use of
controlled substances in health care, including palliative care; veteri-
nary care; research and other uses authorized by this article  or  other
law;  under appropriate regulation.  This policy and this legislation do
not in any way diminish New York state's strong public policy  and  laws
against illegal drug use.
  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 V-A to read as follows:

                                TITLE V-A
                        MEDICAL USE OF MARIHUANA

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


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