NEW YORK: Lisa Valle stood outside Bloomfield Industries‘ medical marijuana dispensary Thursday knowing she couldn’t get medicine for her sick daughter, but she wanted to go inside anyway.
“It’s been a long road,” Lisa said.
Her daughter, Maya, has a severe form of Epilepsy that causes seizures. Lisa and Maya’s doctors believe the medical marijuana may help. Thursday is the first day the drug is legal in New York State, following 2014 passage of the Compassionate Care Act.
But Lisa doesn’t have a patient certification card, which is necessary before the marijuana can be sold.