Gov. Cuomo Signs Law Making New York 23rd Medical Marijuana State

By: Monday July 7, 2014 10:31 am

New York is now officially the 23rd state (plus D.C.) to adopt a full medical marijuana law. On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) signed into law AB 6357 during a public ceremony at the New York Academy of Medicine. New York now has a medical marijuana but just barely. The new law is by far [...]

New York Legislature Approves Extremely Restrictive Medical Marijuana Bill

By: Friday June 20, 2014 12:14 pm

New York is set to become the 23rd state to adopt medical marijuana, but just barely. On Friday both chambers of the New York legislature easily passed the new compromise bill sending it to Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), who has promised to sign it.

New York Lawmakers Announce Compromise on Highly Restrictive Medical Marijuana Bill

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 1:14 pm

A last minute deal has been reached right before the end of the legislative session in New York state. At a Thursday press conference Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) and leaders from the legislature announced a compromise on medical marijuana. Most of the demands made by Cuomo were agreed to. The deal would result in one [...]

Most New Yorkers Back Medical Marijuana and Wouldn’t Mind a Dispensary Nearby

By: Friday May 23, 2014 9:43 am

With a medical marijuana bill slowly making its way through the New York State Senate, we have yet another reminder that the voters in the state overwhelmingly support this change. According to a new Quinnipiac poll, 83 percent of New York voters support allowing adults to use marijuana for medical purposes. Only 15 percent of voters [...]

New York Senate Committee Advances Medical Marijuana

By: Tuesday May 20, 2014 11:31 am

The Empire State took an important step towards becoming the 23rd state to adopt medical marijuana. On Tuesday the Senate voted 9-8 in favor of the S. 4406B, the Compassionate Care Act. This now sends the bill to the Senate Finance Committee.

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