New York Medical Marijuana News
July 27th, 2014The editorial board of the New York Times has issued a dramatic call for the federal government to repeal its ban on marijuana, saying officials should leave the question of legalization up to state governments.
July 26th, 2014Tomorrow’s Sunday New York Times’ editorial calling for an end to cannabis prohibition in America, affirms in my mind, after nearly twenty four years publicly advocating for cannabis law reforms at NORML, the end of cannabis prohibition in our nation is nearly upon the rest of the country (beyond Colorado and Washington State, where cannabis is taxed and regulated like alcohol products for responsible adult use). This is the same editorial board and opinions page that would with great ...
July 11th, 2014Earlier this week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially made his state the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana when he signed the Compassionate Care Act. Cuomo’s signing of the act places New York among the growing number of states that have extended their marijuana laws.
July 9th, 2014After months of resistance from the New York Police Department, the Brooklyn district attorney’s office announced on Tuesday that it would immediately carry out its plan to stop prosecuting most low-level marijuana cases.
July 7th, 2014Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature on a bill legalizing limited use of medical marijuana in New York capped a campaign by lawmakers that wasn't given much of a chance of succeeding at the start of this year's legislative session.
July 7th, 2014New York has become the 23rd state to authorize marijuana as a medical treatment — though it will have one of the most restrictive programs in the country. Under legislation signed into law on Saturday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, patients with one of 10 diseases will be able to obtain non-smokeable versions of the drug.
June 26th, 2014Albany, NY: State lawmakers and Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed late last week to compromise legislation that seeks to provide qualified patients with access to limited preparations of cannabis. The last-minute changes to the bill were demanded by the Governor, who is expected to sign the revised measure into law imminently.
June 25th, 2014A Senate companion to the successful House DEA defunding amendment has been filed, New York becomes the 23rd medical marijuana state, a CBD bill is moving in North Carolina, Rhode Island retrenches, and more. Let's get to it:
June 21st, 2014New York has become the newest state to legalize medical marijuana, after the Senate passed a bill on June 20 that allows cannabis to be prescribed in non-smokeable form only. When the bill is signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, it will make New York the 23rd state to approve medical marijuana -- albeit among the most restrictive.
June 20th, 2014The agreement would allow doctors to prescribe it for a half-dozen medical conditions, but some lawmakers say the deal was more limited than they had hoped.
June 20th, 2014New York lawmakers worked into the early morning hours to end their six-month session, churning through bills and striking deals to authorize medical marijuana and provide a reprieve to teachers worried about how the new Common Core standards might affect evalua ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers worked into the early morning hours to end their six-month session, churning through bills and striking deals to authorize medical marijuana and provide a reprieve to teachers worried about how ...
June 20th, 2014New York is set to become the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana under an agreement announced by legislative leaders.
June 20th, 2014Today, the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly passed a medical marijuana bill, making New York the twenty-third state to create legal access to medical marijuana for seriously ill patients. After days of tense negotiations, the bill was passed in the final hours of the legislative session on Friday. Governor Cuomo has said he will sign the bill into law. The bill will provide relief for thousands of New York patients suffering from serious and debilitating conditions – such ...
June 19th, 2014New York leaders have reached an agreement to make the state the 23rd to legalize medical marijuana. The "Compassionate Care Act" negotiated by Cuomo and lawmakers doesn't allow the drug to be sold in plant form or smoked — one of Cuomo's key demands. It can be administered through an oil-base or vaporizer. 
June 17th, 2014Since California passed the nation’s first medical marijuana bill in 1996, many states have been following suit, but some -- most recently Florida and New York -- still grapple with what medical marijuana legislation should look like.
June 17th, 2014After high hopes that the Compassionate Care Act would provide access to medical marijuana for people living with HIV, GMHC is now extremely concerned about proposed changes to the Compassionate Care Act.
June 17th, 2014Gov. Andrew Cuomo quashed a newly amended bill that would legalize medical marijuana, saying Tuesday he would not sign the bill into law if it passed both chambers of the Legislature, even as negotiations continued.