Medical Marijuana Could Be Legalized In New York This Spring: Advocates

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: 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.

Read full article @ NY Daily News

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  1. Jefferey Burnside says

    I am HIV+. The medications I have taken to control it have nearly killed me, others make me sick to the point of desperation. I was put on psychotropics which are now labeled bad drugs. I chose to smoke pot instead. Without it my health would fade away, and I am not ready for that. So I will continue to break the law that should have never been.

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