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Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 33-A
§ 3397-f. Antonio G. Olivieri controlled substances therapeutic
research program; distribution. 1. The commissioner shall obtain
marijuana through whatever means he deems most appropriate, consistent
with regulations promulgated by the national institute on drug abuse,
the food and drug administration and the drug enforcement administration
and pursuant to the provisions of this article.

2. If, within a reasonable time, the commissioner is unable to obtain
controlled substances pursuant to subdivision one of this section, he
shall conduct an inventory of available sources of such drugs, including
but not limited to the New York state police bureau of criminal
investigation and local law enforcement officials. Said inventory shall
be for the purpose of determining the feasibility of obtaining
controlled substances for use in the program. Upon conducting said
inventory, the commissioner shall contract with the available source for
the receipt of controlled substances.

3. The commissioner shall cause such marijuana to be transferred to a
hospital for distribution to the certified patient pursuant to this