senate Bill S6999

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of medical marihuana

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Mar 15, 2016 referred to health

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S6999 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9562
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3360, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6092, A4276

S6999 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Amends the dosing limitations and medical conditions permitting the use of medical marihuana.

S6999 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6999 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6999

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 15, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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 dosing limitations
  and medical conditions permitting the medical use of marihuana

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 15 of section 3360 of the public health law, as
added by chapter 90 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows:
  15.  "Individual dose" means a single measure of raw medical marihuana
or non-infused concentrates to be determined and clearly identified by a
patient's practitioner for the patient's specific  certified  condition.
[For ingestible or sub-lingual medical marihuana products, no individual
dose may contain more than ten milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinol.]
  S  2. Subdivision 7 of section 3360 of the public health law, as added
by chapter 90 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows:
  7. [(a)] "Serious condition" means:
  (i) having one of the following severe debilitating or  life-threaten-
ing conditions: cancer, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
or  acquired  immune deficiency syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,
ALZHEIMER'S  DISEASE,  TRAUMATIC  BRAIN  INJURY,  DYSTONIA,  Parkinson's
disease,  multiple  sclerosis, MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, damage to the nervous
tissue of the spinal cord  with  objective  neurological  indication  of
intractable  spasticity,  epilepsy,  WASTING  SYNDROME,  POST  TRAUMATIC
STRESS  DISORDER,  RHEUMATOID  ARTHRITIS,  LUPUS,   inflammatory   bowel
disease,  neuropathies, Huntington's disease, or as added by the commis-
sioner; [and] OR
  (ii) any of the following conditions where it is clinically associated
with, or a complication of, a condition  under  this  paragraph  or  its
treatment:  cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe or chronic pain; severe
nausea; seizures; severe or persistent muscle spasms; or such conditions
as are added by the commissioner.
  [(b) No later than eighteen months from the  effective  date  of  this
section,  the  commissioner shall determine whether to add the following

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13610-02-6

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