OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6715

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PALLIATIVE USE OF MARIJUANA.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 8148

File Copy No.: 878

House Calendar No.: 348

Senate Calendar No.: 633

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

GF - Cost

Significant

Significant

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

This amendment requires the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to study whether the passage of the underlying bill results in increased drug addiction rates and/or mental health problems in the state. It is expected that a study of this magnitude will result in significant increased costs to DMHAS. It is unclear whether the department would require additional staff or contract with an outside entity to conduct this study. The extent of these costs will be dependent upon study design, scope and duration.

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.