Existing law, the Compassionate Access to Medical Cannabis Act or Ryan's Law, requires specified types of health care facilities to allow a terminally ill patient's use of medicinal cannabis within the health care facility, subject to certain restrictions. Existing law requires a patient to provide the health care facility with a copy of their medical marijuana card or written documentation that the use of medicinal cannabis is recommended by a physician. Existing law requires a health care facility to, among other requirements regarding medicinal cannabis, reasonably restrict the manner in which a patient stores and uses medicinal cannabis to ensure the safety of other patients, guests, and employees of the health care facility, compliance with other state laws, and the safe operations of the health care facility. Existing law requires that health care facilities permitting patient use of medical cannabis comply with other drug and medication requirements, as specified, and makes those facilities subject to enforcement actions by the State Department of Public Health. This bill would repeal the requirement that health care facilities permitting patient use of medical cannabis comply with other drug and medication requirements, as specified. The bill would require a health facility to require a patient or a primary caregiver, as defined, to be responsible for acquiring, retrieving, administering, and removing medicinal cannabis and would require medicinal cannabis to be stored securely at all times. The bill would require the patient or the patient's primary caregiver to, upon discharge, remove all remaining medicinal cannabis and, if a patient cannot remove the medicinal cannabis and does not have a primary caregiver, would require the storage of the product in a locked container until it is disposed of, as specified.
Approved by the Governor.
Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 242, Statutes of 2022.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 12:30 p.m.
Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 37. Noes 0. Page 4850.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 5756.) Ordered to the Senate.
Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.
From committee: Do pass. Ordered to consent calendar. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (June 29).
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (June 14). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 33. Noes 0. Page 3641.) Ordered to the Assembly.
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Be ordered to second reading pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
Set for hearing April 18.
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 11. Noes 0. Page 3273.) (March 30). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Set for hearing March 30.
Article IV Section 8(a) of the Constitution and Joint Rule 55 dispensed with February 7, 2022, suspending the 30 calendar day requirement.
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/14/22 - Introduced|
|06/08/22 - Amended Assembly|
|08/18/22 - Enrolled|
|09/02/22 - Chaptered|
|03/28/22- Senate Health|
|04/20/22- Sen. Floor Analyses|
|06/10/22- Assembly Health|
|06/27/22- Assembly Appropriations|
|08/05/22- Sen. Floor Analyses|
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