An agreement between the state Senate and Assembly on whether to legalize medical marijuana in New York is due before midnight Monday in order to be voted on before the legislative session ends later this week.
The bill’s sponsor said talks between between the governor’s office, Senate and Assembly have started and and her goal is an agreement within days.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently said he’s open to the so-called “Compassionate Care Act,” but has reservations about the drug being exploited.
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he will sign medical marijuana legislation into law as long as the measure “makes sense.”
With attention turning to the fall elections, New York legislators may end their session without voting on a minimum wage increase, medical marijuana, public campaign financing or other high-profile issues.
Mayor Bill Finch is not happy his city was chosen as one of 27 sites in Connecticut to dispense medical marijuana.
A poll shows support for medical marijuana is slightly down from February, but New Yorkers still overwhelmingly support the drug for medical use.
The Republican-led New York State Senate Health Committee approved a medical marijuana bill on Tuesday.
It’s the ultimate catch-22: the sale of medical marijuana has been legal in Connecticut for two years. There’s just no place to buy it, except from illegal drug dealers.
Many patients with debilitating brain diseases turn to marijuana after traditional treatments fail. A new review from the American Academy of Neurology shows that marijuana pills or spray can help some MS symptoms.
Gov. Chris Christie spoke about the issue Wednesday at a town hall meeting with the mother of a child who died in December of Dravet Syndrome, a rare and often fatal symptom of epilepsy that has been treated with marijuana.
The suit filed last month by 57-year-old Charlie Davis, suffering from end-stage renal failure, may be the first of its kind in New Jersey, where medical marijuana has been legally available since 2012.
There is a proposal in the state legislature that would legalize pot and use the revenues for road repairs. Recreational marijuana was legalized by voters in Colorado and Washington state.
State Sen. Nicholas Scutari wants to legalize marijuana, tax it and use the revenue to pay to fix the state’s roads and bridges.
Astorino, 46, said he smoked pot when he was a college student, but noted he graduated nearly 25 years ago. He added he is against legalizing pot for recreational use.