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Medical Marijuana New York

Carly Schwartz

8-Year-Old's Death Prompts Medical Marijuana Rally Outside Governor's Office | Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

Patients, advocates and family members of sick children staged a rally outside New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan office Friday to demand that the...

Carly Schwartz

Parents Say New York Governor Isn't Doing Enough To Help Sick Kids Get Medical Marijuana | Carly Schwartz | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration has asked the Justice Department twice in as many months for permission to import marijuana fr...

Carly Schwartz

Children's Deaths Prompt New York Governor's Bold Medical Marijuana Move | Carly Schwartz | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Wednesday called for faster implementation of the state's medical marijuana law, which passed last month but won't t...

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 | 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. ...

Christopher Mathias

New York Could Legalize Medical Marijuana Next Week | 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 | 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...

Christopher Mathias

Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Major Hurdle In New York | 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

It'd Be So Easy To Pass New York's Medical Marijuana Bill, If Only Cuomo Would Help | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

When it comes to medical marijuana in New York, advocates seem to have all their ducks in a row. The New York Assembly has passed the Compassionat...

New York Sees Huge Push For Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

Medical marijuana advocates in New York have announced a month-long series of events urging lawmakers to pass the state's Compassionate Care Act, a bi...

Christopher Mathias

New York Moves Closer To Legalizing Medical Marijuana | 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...

Poll: Majority Of New Yorkers Totally Cool With Legalized Weed

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

An overwhelming majority of New Yorkers support legalizing medical marijuana across the state, a new poll shows, while a slimmer majority also support...

Is Cuomo's Medical Marijuana Plan Just For Show?

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a political splash by introducing a medical marijuana plan in the State of the State speech, but his cautious...

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.

Why the New York Senate Must Pass a Medical Marijuana Bill Now

Janet Weinberg | Posted 08.04.2013 | New York
Janet Weinberg

Yesterday, the New York State Assembly passed a medical marijuana bill for fourth time. The need for the Senate to act swiftly and pass the bill has never been more urgent for thousands of New Yorkers or for me personally.

Bloomberg: Medical Marijuana 'One Of The Greatest Hoaxes Of All Time'

Posted 06.01.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks arguments for legalizing medical marijuana are half-baked. "Medical, my foot," Bloomberg-- who has admitted to enjo...

Savino: Marijuana Bill Has Clear Majority In NY Senate

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 06.17.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- A "solid" 38 senators -- a clear majority -- back the legalization of medical marijuana in New York, a key senator claimed Tuesday. "We hav...

Cuomo Won't Allow Medical Marijuana | By Lore Croghan and Glenn Blain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Democrat Andrew Cuomo is not a fan of medical marijuana. Heading into the final week of his campaign for governor, Cuomo told reporters on Sunday tha...