FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

N.Y. May Legalize Medical Marijuana

January 06, 2014  | 

Joining a growing group of states that have loosened restrictions on marijuana, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York plans this week to announce an executive action that would allow limited use of the drug by those with serious illnesses, state officials told the New York Times.

The shift by Cuomo, a Democrat who had long resisted legalizing medical marijuana, comes as other states are taking increasingly liberal positions on it — most notably Colorado, where thousands have flocked to buy the drug for recreational use since it became legal on Jan. 1.

Cuomo’s plan will be far more restrictive than the laws in Colorado or California, where medical marijuana is available to people with conditions as mild as backaches. It will allow just 20 hospitals across the state to prescribe marijuana to patients with cancer, glaucoma or other diseases that meet standards to be set by the New York State Department of Health.


Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

Chief @ 1/7/2014 6:19 AM

Why the heck do they continue to call it "medical" marijuana? There's nothing medical about it. In California, all you have to do is pay the "doctor" a small fee, give him/her a problem (any problem), and you have a "Medical" marijuana card. New York will be the same. "I'm depressed, I need medical marijuana", "I'm 18 and my iPhone broke, I need medical marijuana", "I'm horny, and I need medical marijuana". Wonder if it will be covered by the ACA? Geez

Brad @ 1/8/2014 3:56 AM

Chief, although true.. that's the funniest comment I've read in awhile!!

Jack Betz @ 1/17/2014 2:05 PM

Enough is enough, lets make it legal and have done with it. I've been off the road for some time, but if I was back on it I would have bigger fish to dea with than some dipstick ruining what brains he has with that garbage.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Officer on YouTube Replies to Bombing Suspect's Family's Criticism of Law Enforcement
The family said it was "outraged by the behavior of the law enforcement officials who held...
AZ Officer Dies of Medical Event Following Foot Pursuit
A 58-year-old El Mirage, AZ, police officer died Tuesday after experiencing a medical...
Suspect Shot, Killed at End of Seattle Pursuit
Officers pursued as the man started firing a weapon at them, leading them to Magnuson Park...
Chicago Police Union Official Says Lawyers Using City Council as "Blank Check" Over Wrongful Convictions
Fraternal Order of Police Vice President Martin Preib spoke during the public comment...
LAPD Officer Struck by Vehicle, Seriously Injured at Traffic Stop
The officer was conducting a traffic stop on the freeway when he was struck by another...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine