OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5389

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PALLIATIVE USE OF MARIJUANA.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4664

File Copy No.: 597

House Calendar No.: 254

Senate Calendar No.: 430

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Public Health, Dept.

GF - Cost

up to 200, 000

None

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

A cost of up to $200, 000 to the Department of Public Health (DPH) in FY 13 is anticipated for DPH to adopt regulations defining protocols1 to determine the amount of marijuana that constitutes “an adequate supply” not later than 7/1/13. DPH staff does not have the expertise necessary to complete this requirement without consultants and would incur consultant expenses estimated at up to $200, 000.

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. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.

1 The purpose of these protocols is to determine the amount of usable marijuana necessary, including topical treatments, to ensure uninterrupted availability for a period of one month for patients for which it was legally prescribed.