Senate Bill S5629

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to conditions permitting the use of medical marihuana

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A7006 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2017-S5629 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3360, Pub Health L

2017-S5629 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes post-traumatic stress disorder as a condition permitting the use of medical marihuana.

2017-S5629 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2017-S5629 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              April 21, 2017
 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 conditions permit-
   ting the use of medical marihuana
   Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of  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:
   (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,
 Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of
 the  spinal  cord  with objective neurological indication of intractable
 spasticity,  epilepsy,   inflammatory   bowel   disease,   neuropathies,
 Huntington's disease, POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, or as added by the
 commissioner; and
   (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.
   §  2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the amend-
 ments to title 5-A of article 33  of  the  public  health  law  made  by
 section  one  of  this act shall not affect the repeal of such title and
 shall be deemed repealed therewith.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.



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