New York: Governor Says Legalizing Marijuana Is Among Administration’s Top Legislative Priorities

NY Gov forms committee to study adult-use cannabis

NEW YORK: Enacting legislation to permit and regulate the retail sale of cannabis to adults is among the Cuomo administration’s top 2019 legislative priorities, New York’s Governor announced on Monday. Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “We must … end the needless and unjust criminal convictions and the debilitating criminal stigma, and let’s legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana once Read the full article…

A Guide To NY’s Medical Marijuana Law

New York's program is particularly unique, in that it does not allow for smokable forms of the drug and sunsets after seven years.

NEW YORK:  The State Legislature voted last week to legalize medical marijuana, making New York the 23rd state, along with the District of Columbia, to allow use of the drug for medical purposes. Each state has unique restrictions on the drug, which remains illegal under federal law, and New York’s program is particularly unique, in Read the full article…

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.


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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, Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Debate In New York Turns To Smoking

The bill's sponsor, Sen. Diane Savino, appeared on the same show Monday, saying eliminating smokable marijuana was a "non-starter." She said: "We've done everything possible to mitigate the issue of smoking but health-care professionals who prescribe medical marijuana and patient advocates will be the first to tell you that smoking marijuana is the only way that will provide the relief that they need. It is easier to manage the dosage."

NEW YORK:  The debate over legalizing medicinal marijuana on Monday turned to a new issue as opponents and advocates argued over whether patients should be allowed to smoke the drug when it is prescribed. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, after days of expressing veiled concerns about full-scale legalization of medical pot, was more explicit on Monday about his issues Read the full article…

Gov. Cuomo Wants Big Changes To Medical Marijuana Bill

Cuomo wants to bar the smoking and sharing of medical pot. Senate bill sponsor Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) amended her bill to prohibit the smoking of medical marijuana by anyone under 21.

NEW YORK:  Gov. Cuomo has outlined a series of concerns to lawmakers that must be addressed before he’ll even consider signing the bill to legalize medicinal marijuana in New York, the Daily News has learned. Cuomo and legislative leaders began negotiations on a potential bill last week in hopes of reaching a deal before the Read the full article…

Cuomo Said Set To Revive 1980 New York Medical Marijuana Law

City Council to host public hearing Monday on creating regulations

NEW YORK:  Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning to revive a 1980 medical-marijuana law to allow some New York hospitals to make use of the drug for patients with cancer, glaucoma and other illnesses. Cuomo, a Democrat, is expected to make the announcement in his Jan. 8 State of the State address, a person familiar with the speech Read the full article…

Cuomo Said Set To Revive 1980 New York Medical Marijuana Law

Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation Process; Urges Physician Participation

NEW YORK:  Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning to revive a 1980 medical-marijuana law to allow some New York hospitals to make use of the drug for patients with cancer, glaucoma and other illnesses. Cuomo, a Democrat, is expected to make the announcement in his Jan. 8 State of the State address, a person familiar with the speech Read the full article…