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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 086 : THERAPEUTIC USE OF CANNABIS

Subchapter 002 : MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL SYMPTOM USE BY PERSONS WITH SEVERE ILLNESS

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 4474j)
  • § 4474j. Annual report

    (a)(1) There is established the Marijuana for Symptom Relief Oversight Committee. The Committee shall be composed of the following members:

    (A) one registered patient appointed by each dispensary;

    (B) one registered nurse and one registered patient appointed by the Governor;

    (C) one physician appointed by the Vermont Medical Society;

    (D) one member of a local zoning board appointed by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns;

    (E) one representative appointed jointly by the Vermont Sheriffs' Association and the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police; and

    (F) the Commissioner of Public Safety or his or her designee.

    (2) The Oversight Committee shall meet at least two times per year for the purpose of evaluating and making recommendations to the General Assembly regarding:

    (A) the ability of qualifying patients and registered caregivers in all areas of the State to obtain timely access to marijuana for symptom relief;

    (B) the effectiveness of the registered dispensaries individually and together in serving the needs of qualifying patients and registered caregivers, including the provision of educational and support services;

    (C) sufficiency of the regulatory and security safeguards contained in this subchapter and adopted by the Department of Public Safety to ensure that access to and use of cultivated marijuana is provided only to cardholders authorized for such purposes.

    (b) On or before January 1 of each year, beginning in 2013, the Oversight Committee shall provide a report to the Department of Public Safety, the House Committee on Human Services, the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare, the House and Senate Committees on Judiciary, and the House and Senate Committees on Government Operations on its findings. (Added 2011, No. 65, § 1, eff. June 2, 2011.)