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Efforts Initiated to Conduct First FDA Phase I Trial for ALS

April Rudin | Posted 07.30.2016 | Impact
April Rudin

Although designated an "orphan disease" because it affects less than 200,000 Americans, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) saw millions of benefactors stand tall last year to douse themselves with ice water in support of a cure. The numbers were staggering.

Medical Marijuana Provides Relief for Many, But New York State Sets Limits for Most

Janet Weinberg | Posted 03.16.2015 | New York
Janet Weinberg

The Compassionate Care Act was signed into law in July. So why is it that people are not able to access medical marijuana (MMJ)? And how will it work?

This 14-Year-Old Helped Legalize Medical Marijuana In New York

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Fourteen-year-old Oliver Miller suffered a stroke in utero that left him significantly handicapped, and still causes him to have hundreds of debilitat...

Christopher Mathias

New York State Reaches Deal On Medical Marijuana, But There's A Huge Catch

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

New York is set to become the 23rd state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday. But there's a catch. ...

Senator Leaders, Let Us Live and Die With Dignity

Anita Savello | Posted 08.18.2014 | New York
Anita Savello

If New York State Senate leaders get their way, I may not live to see the Compassionate Care Act -- a bill to create a well regulated medical marijuana program for seriously ill or debilitated New Yorkers -- become law.

Christopher Mathias

New York Could Legalize Medical Marijuana Next Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in New York state cleared what may have been its final obstacle Thursday. Sen. Diane Savino (D) said at a pres...

Christopher Mathias

Cuomo Makes Big Announcement On Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

After years of sending mixed messages over a bill to legalize medical marijuana in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) said Monday that he's open to s...

Medical Marijuana Bill Advances in New York

The 420 Times | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
The 420 Times

Senator Brad Hoylman, who voted in favor of the legislation, claims that the bill in question "is really about a simple concept, which is to alleviate suffering."

Christopher Mathias

Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Major Hurdle In New York

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in New York cleared a major hurdle in Albany Tuesday as the Senate Health Committee passed the Compassionate Care...

Christopher Mathias

New York Moves Closer To Legalizing Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

New York state is moving closer and closer to legalizing medical marijuana. Two Republican state senators from Western New York -- George Maziarz a...

Veterans to Push New York Senate on Medical Marijuana Vote

Abdullah Saeed | Posted 04.02.2014 | New York
Abdullah Saeed

While some states that have legalized medical marijuana, like California and Maine, include PTSD as a qualifying condition for cannabis treatment, several others do not.

The Road to Legalizing Medical Marijuana in New York

Dr. Frank Spinelli | Posted 11.06.2013 | New York
Dr. Frank Spinelli

My patient was not a drug addict. She was not seeking to get high. She merely wanted to live out the remainder of her life pain-free so that she could spend it with her family. Medical marijuana alleviated her pain. More importantly, she was able to communicate with her loved ones.