New York Medical Marijuana News

New York: New York, Stop Blocking Access To Medical Treatments For My Son

The Petition Site

April 15th, 2014
It is time for The Compassionate Care Act to be brought to the Senate floor for a vote! This bill would help alleviate the suffering of many people like my son, Oliver Miller, by granting them legal access to medical marijuana.

New York: Medical Marijuana Eases Minister's Daughter's Pain From Car Accident

Franchise Herald

March 7th, 2014
The daughter of a minister is reaping the benefits of marijuana when used for medical purposes. A friend gave Aimee Curry the substance after going out to obtain something to soothe her pain which reportedly worked wonders on Curry.

New York: A Sampling Of Editorials From Around New York

The Modesto Bee

February 26th, 2014
State politicians who have been hesitant to legalize medical marijuana for fear of damaging their law-and-order image got a reality check this week in a poll that found overwhelming support for the idea.

New York: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

February 26th, 2014
The Epilepsy Foundation comes out in support of medical marijuana, the feds delay a PTSD study, CBD bills are popping up, and a battle over local dispensary bans looms in Oregon, and more. Let's get to it:

New York: New Yorkers Favor More Expansive Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

The Post-Standard

February 25th, 2014
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Nearly 4 out of 5 New Yorkers favor using marijuana for medical uses, according to a poll out this morning from the Siena College Research Institute.

New York: Legalization Measures Possess Majority Support From Voters


February 20th, 2014
New York, NY: Most New York state voters support regulating the adult use of cannabis, while a super-majority endorse legalizing the plant for therapeutic purposes, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Monday.

New York: Driving Under The Influence, Of Marijuana

New York Times

February 18th, 2014
If you are pulled over on suspicion of drunken driving, the police officer is likely to ask you to complete three tasks: Follow a pen with your eyes while the officer moves it back and forth; get out of the car and walk nine steps, heel to toe, turn on one foot and go back; and stand on one leg for 30 seconds.

New York: Poll - 88 Percent Of NYers Support Medical Pot

The Modesto Bee

February 17th, 2014
ALBANY, N.Y. — A new poll finds 88 percent of New York voters support the legalization of marijuana for medical use, and 57 percent also favor legalizing recreational use. The Quinnipiac University poll released Monday finds only 9 percent oppose legalizing medical marijuana.

New York: Identity Verification At Cannabis Dispensaries May Soon Be Automated

Main Street

February 13th, 2014
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — When a client walks in to purchase marijuana from the Oakland dispensary Blüm, bud tenders visually check the customer's identification and paperwork for authenticity.

New York: We Need Proof On Marijuana

The New York Times

February 13th, 2014
MANY people have heard the story of Charlotte Figi, a young girl from Colorado with severe epilepsy. After her parents began giving her a marijuana strain rich in cannabidiol (CBD), the major nonpsychoactive ingredient in marijuana, Charlotte reportedly went from having hundreds of seizures per week to only two or three per month. Previously, her illness, Dravet Syndrome, was a daily torture despite multiple high doses of powerful anti-seizure drugs.

New York: Nuvilex's Dr. Mark Rabe Talks Medical Marijuana, Legalization And Cell-In-A-Box

Yahoo Finance

February 12th, 2014
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 12, 2014) - Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB: NVLX) is a biotechnology company that's focused on getting into late phase clinical trials for the treatment of advanced, inoperable pancreatic cancer, but it also expects to be a major player in the medical marijuana arena. And, to that end, last December, Nuvilex landed a leading figure in the medical marijuana field in Dr. Mark L. Rabe. Dr. Rabe was appointed as the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Medical ...

New York: Medical Marijuana Task Force Created

Main Street

February 7th, 2014
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) created a Medical Marijuana Task force last November to explore pharmaceutical educational opportunities within medical marijuana.

New York: Washington, Colorado Have Few Ways To Stop Carry-On Weed

New York Post

January 30th, 2014
DENVER — Among the many oddities that have arisen from marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado is this: It can be easier to get through airport security with a bag of weed than a bottle of water.

New York: Marijuana Law Just Got High In Complications

Main Street

January 23rd, 2014
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Colorado has decriminalized marijuana and left a major asterisk in its wake. Smoking up remains highly regulated in the Centennial State and selling the drug requires several layers of government scrutiny, but we have crossed the Rubicon. Pot, for all intents and purposes, is now legal.

New York: Psychiatrist - 'The Medical Case For Marijuana Is Quite Strong' (Your Letters)

The Post-Standard

January 13th, 2014
In a Jan. 9 story exploring Gov. Andrew Cuomo's agenda for the state, there was a synopsis of Cuomo's feeble attempt at removing the prohibition of medical marijuana (MJ) that included comments by a local addiction expert.

New York: Daily Pot Tied To Age Of First Psychotic Episode

Yahoo News

January 10th, 2014
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of adults who experienced psychosis for the first time, having smoked marijuana daily was linked to an earlier age of onset of the disorder, according to UK researchers.

New York: Governor Pledges To Revive State's Dormant Medical Cannabis Program


January 9th, 2014
New York, NY: Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo intends to revive a dormant state law that allows for cannabis to be dispensed by physicians in hospital settings. The Governor formally announced his intentions during his State of the State address on Wednesday, acknowledging, "Research suggests that marijuana can help manage the pain of cancer and other serious illnesses."

New York: Upstate Medical Doc Says Cuomo Medical Pot Plan Will Produce A 'Bunch Of Stupid Stoners'

The Post-Standard

January 8th, 2014
Syracuse, N.Y. -- A drug addiction expert at Upstate Medical University called Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to make marijuana available in New York for medical purposes "ridiculous."

New York: Pot Prohibitionists’ Pathetic Points

New York Post

January 7th, 2014
On Monday, less than a week after Colorado’s state-licensed marijuana shops began serving recreational consumers, the anti-pot group Project SAM thanked three public figures who “have galvanized our movement.”

New York: Is Legalizing Marijuana A Bad Thing?

New York Times

January 7th, 2014
David Brooks (“Weed: Been There. Done That,” column, Jan. 3) argues gently that marijuana should remain illegal. However, his arguments — that it’s addictive, impairs cognitive processes such as driving and speaking, facilitates stupid and irresponsible behavior, leads to wasted lives — apply more to alcohol than to marijuana, and only with excessive use of either drug.