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Mar 29, 2019

New York medical pot fights for spot in recreational market

DENVER (AP) — New York’s medical marijuana companies could be making progress in their fight to get a first crack at any new recreational market. Jeremy Unruh with the medical marijuana company PharmaCann tells Marijuana Business Daily he thinks lawmakers have “evolved” and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office now sees the value of allowing existing medical […]

Aug 2, 2017

New York authorizes five new medical marijuana producers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has authorized five more organizations to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana to improve patient access to dispensing facilities across the state. They join five other organizations operating since the medical marijuana program’s launch in January 2016. The Department of Health announced the additional providers on Tuesday. Citiva Medical […[...]

May 3, 2017

Foster parent accused of sex abuse acquitted of all charges

A New York foster parent accused of sexually abusing six of the more than 100 boys he cared for over two decades was acquitted of all charges Tuesday, a stunning defeat for prosecutors who said the case exposed lax oversight in the state’s foster care system. Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu had maintained his innocence since his high-profile […]

May 3, 2017

NY’s Assembly approves use of marijuana as PTSD treatment

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state lawmakers are gaining momentum in a measure to expand medical marijuana coverage to those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Currently, medical marijuana in New York can only be used to treat serious illnesses such as cancer and Lou Gehrig’s disease. The New York Daily News reports ( […]

Apr 6, 2017

NY medical marijuana firm makes home deliveries

A medical marijuana provider has launched home delivery service in upstate New York. Columbia Care NY says it began a home delivery pilot program to patients across western New York through its Rochester location in March. The company says it expects to quickly expand the program to provide statewide coverage for all registered patients. Columbia […]

Jan 4, 2017

Trials & Tribulations: Will federal courts play role in marijuana legalization?

With the influx of states voting-in or enacting laws to legalize marijuana for medical and, in some cases, recreational use, it may appear that the legalization of marijuana on a national level is imminent. President Obama has also pardoned or commuted the sentences of hundreds of individuals serving time in federal prison for low level […]

Dec 5, 2016

NY tweaks medical pot law but still no talk of legalization

New York is loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law but, to the dismay of some pot advocates, there is no sign the state is in any hurry to join eight other states in embracing full legalization. Among the latest to do so are two in the Northeast — Massachusetts and Maine — […]

Feb 1, 2016

Gillibrand wants medical marijuana option for veterans

NEW YORK — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow its doctors to discuss medical marijuana with patients in states where medical marijuana is legal. Gillibrand held a news conference at her Manhattan office Sunday to urge a change in the current VA policy. The policy prohibits VA doctors from […]

Nov 9, 2015

Cuomo faces choice on sped-up medical pot access

ALBANY — People with AIDS and parents of children with severe epilepsy are pressuring Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation giving critically ill patients early access to medical marijuana before New York’s new medical cannabis program begins. Advocates for sped-up access say they’ll rally outside Cuomo’s Manhattan office Tuesday, the day before Cuomo’s deadline to [&hell[...]

Nov 5, 2015

Senecas OKs medical marijuana referendum

SALAMANCA (AP) — The Seneca Indian Nation’s next business venture could be medical marijuana. Members of the western New York tribe approved a referendum Tuesday giving leaders the go-ahead to draft laws and regulations governing the manufacturing, use and distribution of the drug. “A decision on our nation’s path of action on medical cannabis is […]

Nov 4, 2015

Senecas to explore medical marijuana

SALAMANCA — The Seneca Indian Nation is weighing whether to get into the medical marijuana business. Members of the western New York tribe are set to vote Tuesday on a referendum that would allow the tribal council to draft laws and regulations surrounding the manufacture, use and distribution of medical marijuana. Seneca Nation President Maurice […]

Oct 29, 2015

Training for doctors who OK pot

ALBANY — New York state will require physicians to complete an educational course before they can authorize medical marijuana for patients — a condition generally not applied to new drugs or seen in other states with existing medical pot programs. The 4.5 hour online training course will cost doctors $250. Officials say training will help […]

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