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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S1682
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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
BILL NUMBER:S1682 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to medical use of marihuana PURPOSE: 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 the Public Health Law by adding a new Title V-A, Medical Use of Marihuana. New §3360 defines caregiver, certified medical use, certified patient, medical use, public place, registered organization, and serious condition. New §3361 allows a licensed practitioner (the defined term in the Public Health Law for people who may prescribe controlled substances) to certify that a patient has a serious condition that in the practitioner's judgment can and should be treated with the medical use of marihuana, and that other drugs or treatments would not be as effective. A copy of the certification will be sent to the Health Department, a copy will be placed in the patient's medical records, and the patient will get the original. A doctor is not allowed to certify medical marihuana for himself or herself. A certification will authorize the dispensing of a month's supply of marihuana and can be
S1682 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1682 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, KRUEGER, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health 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 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 SECTION 3360. DEFINITIONS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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