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New York Medical Marijuana

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...

Carly Schwartz

9-Year-Old's Death Shines A Tragic Light On Medical Marijuana Debate | Carly Schwartz | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Drug reform advocates across New York state are demanding emergency access to medical marijuana for critically ill patients after a 9-year...

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. ...

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.

New York Governor Steering Medical Marijuana Into the Box Canyon

Russ Belville | Posted 08.17.2014 | New York
Russ Belville

I have been a proponent of something called the "Box Canyon" theory of medical marijuana for six years now. Simply put, it means that if you fight only for medical marijuana, your marijuana will become only medical.

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...

New York Needs To Legalize Medical Marijuana Now, Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner & Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

New York is poised to become the 23rd state to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The Compassionate Care Act, sponsored by Assemb...

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...

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...

The New York State Senate Needs to Stop Playing Politics With Medical Marijuana Patients' Lives

Julie Netherland | Posted 03.29.2014 | New York
Julie Netherland

Every day I receive calls from patients and caregivers who want me to explain to them why the Senate has refused to vote on the Compassionate Care Act, a bill that would establish a carefully regulated medical marijuana program in New York.

Widespread Support For State's Plan To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

NEW YORK, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Most New Yorkers support Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to allow the use of medical marijuana in a pilot program in up to 2...

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...

New York's Medical Marijuana Law Excludes Some Who Seek The Drug

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | New York

By Edith Honan NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - When New York moves ahead with its planned legalization of medical marijuana for the chron...

New York Set To Allow Medical Marijuana Use

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would become the 21st state to allow medical use of marijuana under an initiative Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil this we...

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.

A Patient's Plea for Medical Marijuana in New York

Jamin Sewell | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Jamin Sewell

As someone living with MS, I have a special interest in health care practitioners being allowed to recommend medical marijuana here in New York.

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...

Medical Cannabis in the Empire State: It's Right and It's Respectable

Sunil Kumar Aggarwal | Posted 07.14.2013 | New York
Sunil Kumar Aggarwal

Granting New York physicians, PAs and NPs the authority to certify appropriate patients with debilitating conditions to use marijuana medicinally is the right thing to do. Here's why I, as a resident physician, think so.

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...

NY Lawmakers To Consider Medical Marijuana Bill

Newsday | Posted 06.16.2013 | New York

Debate over a state bill to legalize marijuana use for some illnesses is heating up this week, with proponents saying they are optimistic legislation,...

If You Are Strongly in Favor of Marijuana Decriminalization, It Is Hypocritical to Oppose Medical Marijuana

Sunil Kumar Aggarwal | Posted 03.26.2013 | New York
Sunil Kumar Aggarwal

Governor Cuomo, if you do not believe the federal government's judgment about the severe criminality of the act of marijuana possession, why do you trust their position on the medical use of marijuana?