After The Hoax, Can Pot Ads Ever Air Nationally?

NEW YORK:  It was either a slow news day or the fact the campaign in question featured the buzzworthy hot topic of pot, but MarijuanaDoctors.com pulled a fast one over many media outlets, as initially reported by CNNMoney’s Brian Stelter. The trouble started when MarijuanaDoctors.com issued a press release on Friday, March 7 announcing it Read the full article…

NY Hospitals Begin Showing Interest In Cuomo’s Medical Marijuana Plan

The intent is for each region of the state to have at least one hospital dispensing medical marijuana. The state Department of Health still is deciding which conditions will be eligible for marijuana to alleviate pain and suffering.

NEW YORK:  A growing number of hospitals in New York state are taking interest in Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s plan to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. Cuomo says  he will issue an executive order allowing up to 20 hospitals around the state to give medical marijuana to cancer patients and those suffering from other serious diseases. The intent is Read the full article…

New York Poll: Legalize Marijuana

Applicants had to pay a refundable registration fee of $200,000 along with a non-refundable $10,000 fee. For a comparison, in Oregon, the application fee is $4,000 and in Massachusetts, there is a Stage One application fee of $1,500 and a Stage Two application fee of $30,000.

NEW YORK:  Voters in New York state support the legalization of marijuana for both medical and personal use, according to a new poll released Monday. The Quinnipiac University poll shows that 88 percent of voters in the Empire State back the legalization of medical marijuana, compared to 9 percent who oppose it. A majority of voters in Read the full article…

Antonio Cromartie: NFL Shouldn't Ban Marijuana

Steam comes out of the mouth of Antonio Cromartie as he walks in the cold weather before a game against the Oakland Raiders.

NEW YORK:  NFL players should be allowed to smoke marijuana if they want to, according to Antonio Cromartie. During a recent interview for an entertainment website, the Jets cornerback said the league is wasting its time by banning the drug. “They need to just let it go,” Cromartie told Thisis50.com, a site affiliated with the Read the full article…

Chuck Schumer: States Should Be Allowed To Legalize Marijuana

"I'd be a little cautious here at the federal level, and see the laboratories of the states, see their outcomes before we make a decision," he said.

NEW YORK:  During a Monday appearance on MSNBC, Sen. Chuck Shumer (D-N.Y.) said states should be allowed to legalize marijuana and act as “laboratories” for drug policy. Appearing on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” Schumer was asked by host Chuck Todd what he thinks about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) plan to allow some hospitals to distribute medical marijuana. Read the full article…

Chuck Schumer: States Should Be Allowed To Legalize Marijuana

NEW YORK:  During a Monday appearance on MSNBC, Sen. Chuck Shumer (D-N.Y.) said states should be allowed to legalize marijuana and act as “laboratories” for drug policy. Appearing on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” Schumer was asked by host Chuck Todd what he thinks about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) plan to allow some hospitals to distribute medical marijuana. Read the full article…

New York's Medical Marijuana Experiment Begins With Caution

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo walks across the stage to deliver his annual State of the State address earlier this month, where he called for access to medical marijuana for some patients.

NEW YORK:  New York is one of the only states in the Northeast without a medical marijuana program. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was opposed to medical marijuana, and attempts to create a law have failed to get through the state Senate for years. Now Cuomo has reversed himself, proposing a medical marijuana research program run under Read the full article…

Patients, Caregivers And Healthcare Providers Travel to Albany To Urge Gov. Cuomo And Senate to Pass Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation

Eighty-two percent of New Yorkers support medical marijuana.

NEW YORK:  On Monday, January 13th, dozens of patients,  families, caregivers and healthcare providers will gather in Albany for a press conference and lobby day to call upon Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Senate to pass the Compassionate Care Act — A.6357-A (Gottfried) / S.4406-A (Savino) . The patients are living with cancer, multiple Read the full article…

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's Medical Marijuana Plan In State of State Speech Falls Short

The Governor’s policy briefing book, published during his speech, outlines what amounts to a medical marijuana research program, not the comprehensive system that patients need.

NEW YORK:  After making national headlines for his support of medical marijuana, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State only briefly mentioned his medical marijuana plan.  Cuomo administration officials said that the program would involve distributing medical marijuana through 20 hospitals statewide, and the Department of Health would be charged with promulgating regulations. Cuomo Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana: New York Governor Proposes Pilot Program

The announcement in his state-of-the-state speech represents a shift for Cuomo, who had opposed legalizing the drug for any use. But most New Yorkers want their state to follow the lead of others that have relaxed marijuana laws, according to several polls — and Cuomo is up for reelection in November.

NEW YORK:  Gov. Andrew Cuomo took the first step Wednesday toward making New York the 21st state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, announcing plans to let some hospitals distribute the drug to patients with “serious illnesses.” The announcement in his state-of-the-state speech represents a shift for Cuomo, who had opposed legalizing the drug for any use. Read the full article…