NEW YORK: Medical marijuana may finally be growing on New York State lawmakers.
Bolstered by growing public acceptance and hints of support from Gov. Cuomo, proponents of pot as medicine believe newly re-drafted legislation will be approved in Albany this spring – making New York the 22nd state to legalize medical marijuana.
“We’re closer to this than we have ever been before,” said Gabriel Sayegh of the Drug Policy Alliance.
Hoping to overcome the remaining opposition in the state Senate, advocates have revised the legislation to place tighter restrictions on how the drug can be used and who gets to use it.