Cuomo Wants Health Department To Speed Up Medical Marijuana Availability For Children With Epilepsy

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NEW YORK:  Gov. Cuomo wants to make medical marijuana available soon to children with epilepsy — but he’s not acting quickly enough for the anguished mom of a 9-year-old girl who died this month.

Cuomo, in a letter Wednesday, asked the state Health Department to study making the drug available to epileptic children sooner than the 18-month time frame set by New York’s new medical marijuana law.

He cited the deaths of Anna Conte, 9, and Olivia Marie Newton, 3, both from the Buffalo area, who suffered from epilepsy.

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