OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6715

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PALLIATIVE USE OF MARIJUANA.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6707

File Copy No.: 420

House Calendar No.: 348

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

Public Health, Dept.

GF - Cost

Indeterminate

Indeterminate

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The Department of Public Health will incur a cost, which may be significant in magnitude, to establish a mandatory educational program for qualifying patients about the health risks of marijuana use. The exact cost will depend upon the scope of the educational program, which cannot be determined at this time.

No funding has been included within sHB 7077 (the FY 08-09 Biennial Budget, as favorably reported by the Appropriations Committee) for this purpose.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either House thereof for any purpose.