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A09016 Summary:

BILL NOA09016
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07564
 
SPONSORO'Donnell
 
COSPNSRD'Urso, Dickens, McDonald, Steck, Mosley, Lupardo, Abinanti, Jaffee, Cahill, Simon, Peoples-Stokes, Glick, Hevesi, DenDekker, Gottfried, Blake, Wright, Pichardo, Lifton, Nolan, Bronson, Miller MG, Rodriguez, Rivera, Skoufis, Niou, Hunter, Davila, Pellegrino, Jean-Pierre
 
MLTSPNSRDe La Rosa, Lentol
 
Amd 3360, Pub Health L
 
Adds opioid use disorder to the list of conditions covered for lawful medical use of marihuana.
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A09016 Actions:

BILL NOA09016
 
01/12/2018referred to health
01/23/2018reported
01/25/2018advanced to third reading cal.623
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A09016 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9016
 
SPONSOR: O'Donnell
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to adding opioid use disorder to the list of conditions covered for lawful medical use of marihuana   PURPOSE OF GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill adds opioid use disorder to the list of conditions for which a doctor may authorize medical marijuana use.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subparagraph (1) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 7 of 3360 of the public health law. Section 2 provides the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: The current opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in American history, Opioid overdoses have surpasses gun-related murders and car accidents as the cause of death for Americans under 50 years old, kill- ing as estimated 54,000 people last year. New York State is no exception to this crisis. In the City of New York alone, over 1,300 fatally over- dosed in 2016--a 46%, increase from 2015. Additionally, overdose rates have risen among all demographic groups and among residents of almost every New York City neighborhood. We must act now to stymie the rise of deadly overdoses. Opioid overdose deaths are preventable. As many New Yorkers turn toward addictive opioids to relieve chronic pain, medical marijuana serves as a powerful substitute for these deadly substances. According to a study by Drug and Alcohol dependence and The National Bureau of Economics, states with legalized medical marijuana experienced significant reductions in hospitalizations related to opioid use and abuse, opioid-related traffic fatalities, opioid related drug treatment admissions, and opioid-related overdose deaths. This indicates that providing broader access to medical marijuana has the potential of saving lives and curtailing opioid abuse.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that the amendments to section 3360 of the public health law made by section one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be deemed repealed therewith.
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A09016 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9016
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 12, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  O'DONNELL  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to adding opioid  use
          disorder  to  the list of conditions covered for lawful medical use of
          marihuana
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Subparagraph  (i)  of  paragraph  (a) of subdivision 7 of
     2  section 3360 of the public health law, as amended by chapter 403 of  the
     3  laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (i)  having one of the following severe debilitating or life-threaten-
     5  ing conditions: cancer, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
     6  or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, amyotrophic  lateral  sclerosis,
     7  Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of
     8  the  spinal  cord  with objective neurological indication of intractable
     9  spasticity,  epilepsy,   inflammatory   bowel   disease,   neuropathies,
    10  Huntington's  disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, opioid use disor-
    11  der, or as added by the commissioner; and
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    13  have become a law; provided, however, that the amendments to subdivision
    14  7  of section 3360 of the public health law, made by section one of this
    15  act, shall not affect the repeal of such section  and  shall  be  deemed
    16  repealed therewith.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13973-01-7
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