New York Medical Marijuana News

New York: New York Legalizes Medical Marijuana

News Channel Daily

July 11th, 2014
Earlier 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.

New York: Brooklyn Prosecutor Limits When He’ll Target Marijuana

The New York Times

July 9th, 2014
After 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.

New York: NY Medical Marijuana Bill Sponsors On Its Passage

San Francisco Chronicle

July 7th, 2014
Gov. 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.

New York: NY Becomes 23rd State To Allow Medical Marijuana

Times Union

July 7th, 2014
New 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.

New York: New York Becomes 23Rd State To Legalize Medical Marijuana

EDGE San Francisco

June 21st, 2014
New 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.

New York: N.Y. Lawmakers Reach Medical Marijuana Deal

Kaiser Health News

June 20th, 2014
The 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.

New York: Deals In Albany On Medical Marijuana, Common Core

San Francisco Chronicle

June 20th, 2014
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 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 ...

New York: Lawmakers Reach Agreement On Medical Marijuana

San Francisco Chronicle

June 20th, 2014
New York is set to become the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana under an agreement announced by legislative leaders.

New York: New York Becomes The 23rd State To Pass A Medical Marijuana Bill

Drug Policy Alliance

June 20th, 2014
Today, 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 ...

New York: New York Lawmakers Agree On Medical Marijuana

Headnne

June 19th, 2014
New 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. [3]

New York: Florida, New York Latest States Pulled Into Medical Marijuana Debate

Los Angeles Times

June 17th, 2014
Since 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.

New York: Cuomo Rejects Newly Amended Medical Marijuana Bill

Sacramento Bee

June 17th, 2014
Gov. 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.

New York: Legislature's Last Week - Minimum Wage, Medical Pot

San Francisco Chronicle

June 16th, 2014
ALBANY, 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.

New York: Talks Underway Over Legal Medical Marijuana In NY

Saratogian

June 13th, 2014
The 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.

New York: Negotiations Underway Over Medical Marijuana In NY

San Francisco Chronicle

June 12th, 2014
The 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.

New York: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

June 11th, 2014
Congressional 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:

New York: Cuomo - I'd Sign Marijuana Bill That 'Makes Sense'

San Francisco Chronicle

June 9th, 2014
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he will sign medical marijuana legislation into law as long as the measure "makes sense."

New York: Open Issues At End Of New York Legislative Session

The Modesto Bee

June 8th, 2014
Some of the issues that may be left unresolved as New York lawmakers work to end their session this month:

New York: Cannabis News Roundup - 05.30.14

KALW News

May 30th, 2014
House of Representatives votes to block funds for dispensary raids… Statewide regulation bills meet opposite fates in California… Legalization news from Minnesota, Nevada, Kentucky… Former premier of Canadian province joins cannabis firm… Do you know the “Weed Fairy”?... and more.

New York: Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes Assembly

The Modesto Bee

May 27th, 2014
ALBANY, 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.