New York Medical Marijuana News
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 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, 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.
June 16th, 2014ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The fate of proposals to raise the minimum wage, allow medical marijuana and combat the rise of heroin addiction will be decided this week as New York lawmakers work toward an end to their session.
June 13th, 2014The lead sponsor of a bill to legalize medical marijuana in New York said Thursday negotiations are underway between the Governor’s Office, Senate and Assembly, and her goal is an agreement within days.
June 12th, 2014The lead sponsor of a bill to legalize medical marijuana in New York said Thursday negotiations are underway between the governor's office, Senate and Assembly and her goal is an agreement within days.
June 11th, 2014Congressional Democrats who voted wrong on medical marijuana catch some flak, California continues to struggle with regulating medical marijuana, while other states struggle to get bills passed. Let's get to it:
June 9th, 2014New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he will sign medical marijuana legislation into law as long as the measure "makes sense."
June 8th, 2014Some of the issues that may be left unresolved as New York lawmakers work to end their session this month:
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May 27th, 2014ALBANY, N.Y. — The Democratic-led state Assembly on Tuesday passed legislation that would legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes, increasing pressure on the Senate to pass it before the session concludes at the end of June.