A Guide To NY’s Medical Marijuana Law

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 that it does not allow for smokable forms of the drug and sunsets after seven years.

Here’s a guide to some of the lingering questions about the law.

1) Who can use medical marijuana in New York State?