Will Medical Marijuana Come To New York This Year?
Joe | May 17, 2012 | Comments 0
A medical marijuana bill that is currently in the New York state legislature is gaining ground, getting support in a recent Assembly Health Committee meeting.
The current assembly session ends in June and supporters of the bill hope to get it passed before then. Republicans in the state Senate are not fans of the bill, and Governor Cuomo has said he is opposed to the bill’s passage, so medical marijuana in New York looks unlikely for 2012.
It’s also a shame that the wishes of citizens of New York are ignored, with a recent poll finding that 57% of those polled favored the medical marijuana bill, with only 33% opposed. That’s not even close, yet some in the legislature and the Governor don’t care.
The bill itself would be one of the most restrictive in the country, including making patients register with a local hospital or pharmacy after they get their recommendation from a state-certified doctor. It would also allow only 2.5 pounds of possession per patient and growing would be allowed for patients 20 or more miles from a hospital or pharmacy.
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