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…

New York Could Legalize Medical Marijuana Next Week

Moving legislation to the Rules Committee happens routinely in Albany near the end of a legislative session in order to bring a bill to a full vote, and advocates say they have more than enough "yes" votes for the CCA to pass.

NEW YORK: A bill to legalize medical marijuana in New York state cleared what may have been its final obstacle Thursday. Sen. Diane Savino (D) said at a press conference in Albany Thursday that the Compassionate Care Act — which would legalize medicinal use of the drug in New York — has been moved from Read the full article…

Negotiations Underway Over Medical Marijuana In New York

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NEW YORK:  The lead sponsor of a bill to legalize medical marijuana in New York said Thursday negotiations are underway between the governor’s office, Senate and Assembly and her goal is an agreement within days. “We have been hoping that the governor’s office would engage because we would really like to have a three-way agreement Read the full article…

Assemblyman Al Graf Gets Last Laugh On Medical Marijuana

NEW YORK:  They laughed at him back then. But Assemblyman Al Graf ended up getting the change he wanted in a medical marijuana bill currently under consideration in the State Legislature. Graf (R-Holbrook) drew snickers two weeks ago when, while debating the bill, he asked why there were no provisions to prevent marijuana products from Read the full article…

NY Senate, Assembly Sponsors Agree On Same-As Medical Marijuana Bill

Sources say changes introduced by Sen. Diane Savino, a Staten Island Democrat, are expected to be matched on Monday with amendments to the Assembly bill by its lead sponsor in that house, Richard Gottfried, a Manhattan Democrat.

NEW YORK:  The Senate’s lead sponsor of a measure to legalize medical marijuana has amended her bill in a way that is designed to address concerns raised by some legislators, paving the way for a possible vote by both houses of the Legislature on the long-stalled effort before the 2014 session ends in the next Read the full article…

Northstar Announces Manufacturing And Distribution Deals Signed For First Medical Marijuana Product

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NEW YORK: Northstar Global Business Services, Inc., Symbol (OTCPink: MDIN) today announced that it has executed an agreement with Kush Creams, one of the leading Medical marijuana growers and distributors based out of Washington state, to not only manufacture Northstar’s first medical marijuana product, Snorenz Medicated©, but also to distribute the product to marijuana dispensaries throughout Read the full article…

NY State To Hold Clinical Trials For Marijuana

An agreement was signed Sunday between Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration and GW Pharmaceuticals. The state Health Department and the company will develop the framework for a clinical trial for a marijuana-based drug for people under the age of 18.

NEW YORK: New York State is partnering with a British company to hold clinical trials for marijuana-based medication for children who have seizures that are resistant to their medicine. An agreement was signed Sunday between Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration and GW Pharmaceuticals. The state Health Department and the company will develop the framework for a Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Legislation Continues Through NY Legislature, Waiting To Head To Senate Floor

Advocates cheered as the New York State Assembly approved a medical marijuana bill that would  permit patients to possess small amounts of marijuana to treat approved medical conditions.

NEW YORK: The fate of a medical marijuana bill remains up in the air in New York State. The State Assembly has approved a version that would allow patients to obtain the drug for medical treatment, while a similar measure remains hung up in the State Senate. Advocates cheered as the New York State Assembly approved Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill Passed By NY Senate’s Health Committee for the first time

The Health Committee approved the bill on a 9-8 vote, with one Republican, Sen. William Larkin of Orange County, joining eight Democrats in voting “yes.”

NEW YORK: Backers of legalizing medical marijuana in New York were flying high Tuesday after the measure cleared a state Senate committee for the first time. The Health Committee approved the bill on a 9-8 vote, with one Republican, Sen. William Larkin of Orange County, joining eight Democrats in voting “yes.” Medical marijuana advocates, who have Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Bill Faces Crucial Hearing In NY Senate

The bill’s sponsor, Independent Democrat Diane Savino, has said she has enough votes from both Democrats and Republicans to pass her Compassionate Care Act, if the bill is allowed to come to the Senate floor for a vote.

NEW YORK: A bill to legalize medical marijuana in New York State faces a crucial first test in the Senate’s health committee on Tuesday. The bill’s sponsor, Independent Democrat Diane Savino, has said she has enough votes from both Democrats and Republicans to pass her Compassionate Care Act, if the bill is allowed to come to the Senate Read the full article…