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Drugs & the Law

Drug Use

A.2063-B (AM Gottfried) / S.4454-A (Sen. DeFrancisco) - provides limitations on use of evidence obtained in connection with a person seeking or receiving health care for a drug overdose.

  • Report in support of legislation by the Committee on Drugs and the Law, Reissued June 2011.
  • Signed by Governor, Chp. 154 - July 20, 2011

Medical Marijuana

A.6357-A (AM Gottfried) / S.4406-A (Sen. Savino) - Legalizes the possession, manufacture, use, delivery, transfer, transport or administration of marihuana by a certified patient or designated caregiver.

  • ADVOCACY HANDOUT
  • Testimony of the Drugs & Law and Health Law Committees in support of medical marijuana legislation before the NYS Assembly Standing Committee on Health - December 18, 2013.  Press Release
  • Report in support of legislation by the Drugs & the Law Committee and the Health Law Committee, Reissued June 2013.
  • Updated report on legislation permitting the production, distribution and use of medical marijuana in New York State, February 2013.
  • Press Release: "New York City Bar Association Supports Medical Marijuana Legislation" - March 5, 2012
  • Signed by Governor, Chp. 90 - July 5, 2014

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Report by the Drugs & Law and Health Law Committees on Governor Cuomo’s proposal to restart the Antonio G. Olivieri Controlled Substances Therapeutic Research Program, February 2014. Press Release


Syringe Exchange Programs

A.8396-A (AM Gottfried) / S.5620-A (Sen. Duane) - relates to hypodermic syringes and the lawful possession of such syringes. (2009/2010 Legislative Sessions)

  • Report on legislation by the Committee on AIDS and the Committee on Drugs and the Law, Reissued March 2010.
  • Signed by Governor, Chp. 284 - July 30, 2010
  • Legislative Affairs Blog: "Syringe Access Bill Signed Into Law" - August 3, 2010
 

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