Medical Marijuana Now Legal But Few Patients On First Day

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.

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 Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Prepare To Open Doors In N.Y.

Kate Rogers live on CNBC talking about Vireo Health of New York.

NEW YORK: Armed with New York state medicinal marijuana licenses, dispensaries are gearing up to sell cannabis legally in the state in the new year. The cannabis experiment continues as medicinal marijuana use becomes more widespread. New York state, as an example, has rolled out dispensary licenses and is getting doctors and patients on board. Startups are growing local product Read the full article…

Hospitals Back Providers Applying For New York State Marijuana Licenses

A hospital in the North Shore-L.I.J. system, which applied for a state medical marijuana license with a Colorado provider. Credit Christopher Gregory for The New York Times

NEW YORK: New York’s new medical marijuana program has drawn the interest of several major hospitals, which have formed alliances with aspiring growers to try to make the drug accessible to their patients. Friday was the deadline for companies to apply to become one of up to five licensed medical marijuana producers and distributors in the state. Read the full article…

Committee On Drugs And The Law Present The Future of Marijuana Law in New York City Wed 1/28/15

Yet MPP is a bit more cautious in its outlook: the group believes 12 states could join Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska in allowing recreational pot by 2017.

NEW YORK: On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, the Committee on Drugs and the Law and the New York City Affairs Committee will host an open discussion of the past, present and possible futures of cannabis law in New York City. Featured panelists include Stephen Levin, New York City Council, District 33; Jumaane D. Williams, New Read the full article…

Cuomo signs New York’s medical marijuana bill


ALBANY, N.Y. – As Gov. Andrew Cuomo sat down to ceremonially sign New York’s medical-marijuana bill into law, a 10-year-old girl stood by his side. Amanda Houser, of Suffern, New York, suffers from Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that begins in infancy and causes her to experience multiple seizures a day and adhere 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…