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S08987 Summary:

Amd §3360, Pub Health L
Relates to allowing for the use of medical marihuana as an alternative to opioids for pain management and substance use disorder.
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S08987 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                    IN SENATE
                                      June 11, 2018
        Introduced  by  Sens.  AMEDORE, HANNON, AKSHAR, JACOBS, PHILLIPS -- read
          twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
          Committee  on  Rules  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to allowing  for  the
          use of medical marihuana as an alternative to opioids for pain manage-
          ment and substance use disorder
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision  7  of  section  3360  of  the
     2  public  health  law,  as  amended by chapter 403 of the laws of 2017, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    (a) "Serious condition" means:
     5    (i) having one of the following severe debilitating or  life-threaten-
     6  ing conditions: cancer, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
     7  or  acquired  immune deficiency syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,
     8  Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of
     9  the spinal cord with objective neurological  indication  of  intractable
    10  spasticity,   epilepsy,   inflammatory   bowel   disease,  neuropathies,
    11  Huntington's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, pain that degrades
    12  health and functional capability where the use of medical  marihuana  is
    13  an alternative to opioid use, substance use disorder, or as added by the
    14  commissioner; and
    15    (ii) any of the following conditions where it is clinically associated
    16  with,  or  a  complication  of,  a condition under this paragraph or its
    17  treatment: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe or chronic pain;  severe
    18  nausea; seizures; severe or persistent muscle spasms; or such conditions
    19  as are added by the commissioner.
    20    §  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
    21  the amendments to section 3360 of the public health law, made by section
    22  one of this act, shall not affect the repeal of such section  and  shall
    23  be deemed repealed therewith.

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