New York’s Proposed Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Regulations

By Joshua S. Bauchner and Anthony J. D’Artiglio NEW  YORK: On August 10, 2017 the New York State Department of Health announced a bevy of proposed new regulations and changes to existing regulations designed to update New York’s medical marijuana program.  These new regulations are part of the State’s continued efforts to expand and modernize its medical Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Now Legal But Few Patients On First Day

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…

NY Launches Medical Marijuana Program Thursday

NEW YORK: New York is the latest state to allow its citizens to use medical marijuana. The Empire State kicked off its medical marijuana program Thursday with eight dispensaries opening for business.  The program comes 18 months after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act. It makes non-smokeable forms of medical marijuana available to New Read the full article…

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

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…

NY Insurers Not Planning To Cover Medical Marijuana

NEW YORK: With about four months left before the state’s medical marijuana program is slated to become fully operational, many insurers have no plans to cover the Schedule I drug under their current policies. Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield, one of Western New York’s largest insurers, only covers drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration under Read the full article…

NY Times Book Review: ‘Stoned: A Doctor’s Case For Medical Marijuana’

NEW YORK: Two-legged or four-legged, some guinea pigs have more fun than others. Among the human variety, Dr. John Clendinning and Dr. David Casarett might be considered particularly fortunate. Back in 1843 Dr. Clendinning, a London physician and bad insomniac, reported on his personal experiences with various sleep-inducing substances. The clear winner was a tincture Read the full article…

Is Israel’s Medical Marijuana Leader Coming To America?

ISRAEL:  Israel’s leading producer of medical marijuana is joining a local group vying for a coveted license to distribute the drug in New York State. Tikun Olam, which serves about a third of Israeli medical marijuana patients, has joined forces with the Compassionate Care Center of New York (CCCNY) in hopes of winning one of Read the full article…