OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6715

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PALLIATIVE USE OF MARIJUANA.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6709

File Copy No.: 420

House Calendar No.: 348

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

Consumer Protection, Dept.

GF - Eliminates Cost in Bill

194, 000

192, 000

Comptroller Misc. Accounts (Fringe Benefits)

GF - Eliminates Cost in Bill

112, 000

115, 000

Consumer Protection, Dept.

GF - Revenue Loss

Minimal

Minimal

Judicial Dept.

GF - Revenue Loss

Potential Minimal

Potential Minimal

Judicial Dept. (Probation) ; Correction, Dept.

GF - Eliminates Cost in Bill

Potential

Potential

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment eliminates the original bill and its associated fiscal impact. It instead allows qualifying patients, as defined in the amendment, to possess and use a delivery system for medical marijuana known as Sativex that he or she has obtained by prescription in Canada without being subject to criminal prosecution or other penalty.

Should the Department of Public Health choose to adopt regulations to define approved medical conditions, it is anticipated that it can do so within its normally budgeted resources.

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 chamber thereof for any purpose.