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General Assembly



January Session, 2007

LCO No. 7154



Offered by:


REP. BOUCHER, 143rd Dist.


To: Subst. House Bill No. 6715

File No. 420

Cal. No. 348

Strike lines 45 to 63, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2007) (a) (1) A qualifying patient shall not be subject to arrest or prosecution, penalized in any manner, including, but not limited to, being subject to any civil penalty, or denied any right or privilege, including, but not limited to, being subject to any disciplinary action by a professional licensing board, for the palliative use of marijuana if: (A) The qualifying patient has been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition; and (B) the qualifying patient's physician has issued a written certification to the qualifying patient for the palliative use of marijuana after the physician has prescribed, or determined it is not in the best interest of the patient to prescribe, prescription drugs to address the symptoms or effects for which the certification is being issued.

(2) There shall be established within the Department of Agriculture a division to oversee the cultivation of marijuana for palliative use and the administration of such palliative marijuana to qualifying patients. Marijuana for palliative use shall be grown and maintained in a secure indoor area at a facility operated by the Department of Agriculture through said division. Qualifying patients shall use such palliative marijuana only at such facility. Such facility shall be the only location where qualifying patients may use such palliative marijuana. A qualifying patient's primary caregiver may accompany the qualifying patient to such facility. No person shall remove any such palliative marijuana from such facility. "

In line 78, strike "A primary"

Strike lines 79 to 94, inclusive, in their entirety

In line 98, strike "Not later than ten"

Strike lines 99 to 104, inclusive, in their entirety

Strike sections 6 and 8 in their entirety and renumber the remaining sections and internal references accordingly