Medical Marijuana

Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (credit: Getty Images)

Tensions Run High As NY Medical Marijuana Deadline Nears

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.

06/16/2014

Medical marijuana (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Sponsor Hopes For Agreement On Medical Marijuana Bill In New York

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.

06/12/2014

A case containing medical marijuana (Photo: CBS 2)

NY Lawmakers Begin Negotiations Over Medical Marijuana

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently said he’s open to the so-called “Compassionate Care Act,” but has reservations about the drug being exploited.

06/12/2014

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo Says He’ll Approve Medical Marijuana With Proper Regulation

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he will sign medical marijuana legislation into law as long as the measure “makes sense.”

06/09/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

As NY Legislative Session Winds Down, Minimum Wage, Medical Marijuana Among Unresolved Issues

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.

06/08/2014

Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (credit: Getty Images)

Bridgeport Puts Brakes On Medical Marijuana Dispensary Amid Concerns From Residents, Mayor

Mayor Bill Finch is not happy his city was chosen as one of 27 sites in Connecticut to dispense medical marijuana.

05/28/2014

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Poll: Support For Medical Marijuana Down Slightly In New York

A poll shows support for medical marijuana is slightly down from February, but New Yorkers still overwhelmingly support the drug for medical use.

05/23/2014

Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (credit: Getty Images)

State Senate Committee Advances Medical Marijuana Bill

The Republican-led New York State Senate Health Committee approved a medical marijuana bill on Tuesday.

05/20/2014

A case containing medical marijuana (Photo: CBS 2)

Patients Literally Risk Their Safety To Buy Medical Marijuana In Connecticut

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.

05/02/2014

Dave Warden shows off marijuana seen at a dispensery - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 19, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Study: Medical Marijuana May Offer Relief To MS Sufferers

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.

04/28/2014

Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a Town Hall Meeting  (file/credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Says He’s Open To Considering Changes To Medical Marijuana Program

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.

04/09/2014

Medical marijuana (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

NJ TRANSIT Worker, Medical Marijuana Patient Suing Agency Over Failed Drug Test Suspension

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.

04/04/2014

Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall in Sayreville, N.J., April 3, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Christie On Legalizing Pot: NJ Won’t Be ‘A Place Where People Fly Into To Get High’

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.

04/04/2014

Sen. Nicholas Scutari

NJ Senator Wants To Legalize Marijuana, Use Tax To Pay For Roads

State Sen. Nicholas Scutari wants to legalize marijuana, tax it and use the revenue to pay to fix the state’s roads and bridges.

03/24/2014

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: westchestergov.com)

Astorino Admits To Past Pot Use: ‘It’s Not Like I Was Cheech & Chong’

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.

03/07/2014

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