New York Leaders Have Tentative Deal on Medical Marijuana

NEW YORK — Legislative leaders said on Thursday that they had a tentative agreement on a pilot program to provide access to medical marijuana to sick New Yorkers, making the state one of the largest to embrace the drug as medicine.

The announcement came after days of intense negotiations between the Legislature and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, who had proffered a more restrictive system earlier this year that was roundly criticized as unworkable for the needs of thousands of potential patients. [Read more…]