New York Medical Marijuana, Out Of Joint

Still, the law leaves unchanged the unconscionable status quo in which tens of thousands of New Yorkers, most of them black and Latino, are put through the criminal justice system for mere possession of small amounts of marijuana.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/medical-marijuana-joint-article-1.1838252#ixzz35TNKNcPO

NEW YORK:  On Friday, New York became the 23rd state to pass a bill creating legal access to medical marijuana for patients with certain serious, debilitating conditions. Without question, this is a huge victory for New York patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and other conditions who have been waiting many years for relief.

Still, the law leaves unchanged the unconscionable status quo in which tens of thousands of New Yorkers, most of them black and Latino, are put through the criminal justice system for mere possession of small amounts of marijuana.

And even within the context of medical marijuana, the legislation is the result of political compromises with the governor that were needed to gain final passage. Those compromises include serious limitations that will leave many patients behind and complicate implementation. It becomes clear that politics, not science, drove the final agreement.

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Comments

  1. Pablo! says

    Just Legalize it already I mean what harm can it do if it doesnt works? (Which it will) nothing but people being stress free and actually carit people easy to talk to. And helps with the cancer!

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