Cuomo Says He's 'Comfortable' With Medical Marijuana Plan

Day of Actions Include Public Hearing on Bill, Evening Event in Nearby Latham, and Powerful New Video About Patients, Doctors and the Compassionate Care Act

NEW YORK: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he’s changed his stance on medical marijuana in part because the state will have control over how the program is administered.

Cuomo plans in his State of the State address on Wednesday to announce the legalization of medical marijuana at 20 hospitals in New York and for limited diseases, such as cancer and glaucoma. He hasn’t detailed the locations or the specific regulations, but he will do it through executive order rather than through a new law adopted by the Legislature.

Cuomo said having the state Department of Health oversee the program would allow the state to quickly make any changes if there are problems. Twenty states have legalized medical marijuana.

“I feel comfortable with this approach,” Cuomo told reporters at the Capitol. “Medical marijuana — I understand the upside. I also understand the downside. If you look at some of the states that have done marijuana, you’ll see the downside clearly.”

Read full article @ Ithaca Journal

Comments

  1. DiableTres says

    look at the states and see their downside?? Please do elaborate. So full of political BS!! Of course many are now saying yes as I said they would after the recent black eyes they have given themselves. Politicians now who are scrambling to appease the people in hopes they forget “Hey I was involved in that bs” They could have this move at ANY time. But not that “move” is on the political chess board while they try to keep their political carrers afloat!

  2. DiableTres says

    look at the states and see their downside?? Please do elaborate. So full of political BS!! Of course many are now saying yes as I said they would after the recent black eyes they have given themselves. Politicians now who are scrambling to appease the people in hopes they forget “Hey I was involved in that bs” They could have this move at ANY time. But not that “move” is on the political chess board while they try to keep their political carrers afloat!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>