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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.

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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.

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