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New York Looks to Expand Medical Marijuana Program


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is moving to expand its fledgling medical marijuana program.

State health officials announced recently that nurse practitioners will soon be able to authorize the drug for patients. The state also plans to gradually increase the number of allowed dispensaries to as many as 40.

Officials are also weighing proposals to make chronic pain an eligible condition.

Many patients have praised the changes, which they say will help patients get access.

Some critics of the state’s cautious approach, however, say the steps are overdue and don’t go far enough.

Under the law, patients with a qualifying condition must get permission from a doctor who has registered with the program. Marijuana is only available in non-smokeable form.

Twenty-five states and Washington D.C. now allow medical marijuana.



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    Andre Anderson

    September 5, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Wow! Interesting! Also check this – Another Hip-Hop Star Turns Potrepreneur For The Second Time

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    Kenshin Himura

    September 5, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Yay New York is going to throw even more people in jail for something that’s not even illegal.

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    Pamel Greg

    September 5, 2016 at 9:43 am

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    September 5, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Wow! Just in sync with a new court ruling. Medical Marijuana users are restricted from buying guns! Way to go New York! You have found your golden goose.

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    September 25, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    And wow! They have TWO whole choices in the”dispensaries”……….that are numbered……..

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