Saturday, January 11, 2014

NY set to allow limited use of medical marijuana

ALBANY, New York (AP):

New York would become the 21st state to allow medical use of marijuana under an initiative Governor Andrew Cuomo will unveil this week.

Cuomo plans to use administrative powers rather than legislative action to allow a limited number of hospitals to dispense marijuana for certain ailments. He will formally announce his plans in his state of the state speech Wednesday.

more restrictive

The New York Times first reported Cuomo's plan Saturday. It represents an about-face by Cuomo, who had previously opposed medical marijuana. Administration officials told the newspaper the medical marijuana policy will be more restrictive than in states like Colorado and California and subject to New York Health Department standards. Continue Reading...